Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.
A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough will move through Mackay and Townsville waters this morning before weakening during the afternoon. Weak high pressure centres over southern Queensland and the Coral Sea will then maintain a weak ridge over north Queensland waters on Sunday. A new surface trough will move east over the tropical and central interior of the state during Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore east of Cape York, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 2 October
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Cape York in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore west of Cape York in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 3 October
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
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 Saturday.