Cooktown Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Monday 29 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A new, strong high pressure system will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia through the week, extending a firm ridge through northern Queensland waters. Fresh to strong southeasterly winds are expected over northern Queensland waters throughout the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore south of Cooktown, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tuesday 30 May

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Cooktown Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cooktown during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 31 May

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 3:50 pm EST Monday.

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