Peninsula Coastal Waters Forecast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Weather Situation

An active monsoon trough extends over northern waters. A tropical low [1001 hPa] over the Cape York Peninsula is forecast to move into the northern Coral Sea late on Friday or on Saturday, and may develop as it moves further offshore. A high [1031 hPa] near Tasmania will move into the southern Tasman Sea today, strengthening a ridge along the coast south of the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Grenville in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Friday 29 January

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Grenville during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cape Grenville.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 31 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, tending southerly 15 to 20 knots south of Cape Weymouth.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Sidmouth.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 4:45 am EST Friday.

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