Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 6:22 am EST on Monday 30 November 2020.

Weather Situation

A high [1015 hPa] lies over the Tasman Sea, extending a weakening ridge along the tropical east coast. The ridge will strengthen a little on Tuesday as a new high reaches the Tasman Sea, but then weaken once more through the middle of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times north of Cape Flattery.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cooktown.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 1 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 2 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times north of Cooktown.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Cooktown during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 3:50 pm EST Monday.

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