Great Barrier Reef Marine Weather Overview
Tides for GladstoneHigh Thu 12:38 EST (3.8m)
Low Thu 18:41 EST (1.0m)
High Fri 00:56 EST (3.5m)
Low Fri 07:10 EST (0.9m)
forecast windsThursday: W/NW 25 kts
Friday: S/SE 25 kts
Saturday: SE 10/15 kts
North to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to northwesterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots through the Capricorn Channel in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots turning south to southeasterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots through the Capricorn Channel early in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.Issued Thu 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE
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A band of thunderstorms swept across NSW and QLD late last night and into this morning, bringing a thundery alarm.
Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.