Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located offshore over southern Townsville waters and should move to the southeast through the remainder of today. It will then most likely lie offshore of the Mackay coast or Whitsunday Islands on Monday before slowly shifting north over the Coral Sea through Tuesday and Wednesday. At this stage ex-tropical cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone but the situation will be monitored carefully. Winds through northern coastal waters are heavily dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Monday 17 December

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning north to northwesterly in the early afternoon. Inshore afternoon north to northeasterly sea breezes.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Inshore afternoon north to northeasterly sea breezes.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre north of Cooktown.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 19 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Monday.

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