Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1027] over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along Queensland's northeast coast. The ridge will strengthen again later this week as a new high moves eastwards over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Cooktown. Wind north of Cape Flattery reaching up to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cooktown.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 19 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots north of Cape Flattery in the afternoon. Winds south of Cooktown 10 to 15 knots in the early morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 20 September

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
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 3:50 pm EST Wednesday.

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