Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 14 February 2016.
A slow-moving surface trough lies over northern Peninsula waters. The trough extends through the northern Coral Sea to Ex-tropical cyclone Tatiana in the the central southern Coral Sea. A weak ridge extends along the tropical east coast to the south of the trough.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Mackay during the day. Winds turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
- Easterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Monday 15 February
- Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon sea breezes inshore.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Tuesday 16 February
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
- Mostly sunny.
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 Sunday.