Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high [1026 hPa] east of New Zealand extends a weakening ridge over eastern Queensland. A trough over the southeastern inland will move eastwards across central and southeastern Queensland later Tuesday and Wednesday, while remaining fairly stable over the northern tropical waters. A new high [1024 hPa] off the southwestern WA, will build a ridge across most of the state over the next few days.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cooktown in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cooktown.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 23 September

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cooktown during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cooktown.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 25 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Cooktown during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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