Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.
A surface trough is currently moving eastwards through northern Queensland waters. A ridge of high pressure will become established along the tropical east coast in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots at times north of Mackay in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Hamilton Island early this morning.
Friday 26 August
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
- East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore north of Hamilton Island in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Saturday 27 August
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
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 Thursday.