Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high near the New South Wales coast will weaken as it drifts towards New Zealand today. The high should then remain over New Zealand on Thursday and Friday, maintaining a weakening ridge over Queensland's northeast coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Torres Strait

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 28 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Torres Strait

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Cape York in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 29 May

Winds
Easterly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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 Wednesday.

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