Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 29 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will gradually relax during the next few days as the high centre weakens and shifts north towards southeastern Queensland.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Torres Strait

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Cape York.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 30 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Torres Strait

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Cape York.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 31 July

Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.

Saturday 1 August

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% 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.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Thursday.

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