Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 27 June 2016.
A weak ridge extends over northern Queensland waters. A trough and an associated south to southwesterly wind change will move eastwards over the eastern interior of Queensland today and should then sweep east through Mackay and Townsville waters during this afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 28 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Torres Strait
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Cape York in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Wednesday 29 June
- Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 Monday.