Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 22 October 2016.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along the tropical east coast of Queensland. A surface trough will move north through Mackay and Townsville waters during Sunday afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 23 October
- Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Creal Reef in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 24 October
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.