Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 3:55 pm EST on Thursday 9 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A firm ridge extends across Northern waters from a high [1031 hPa] near Tasmania. The high will slowly move to the east during the next few days maintaining the ridge and southeasterly trade winds.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Cooktown.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 10 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 11 April

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times north of Cooktown.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 12 April

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Friday.

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