Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:02 pm EST on Friday 20 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure centre over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over northern Queensland waters. The ridge will weaken during the weekend as the high weakens and shifts further east. A new high will then move east over southeastern Australia during Monday and should enter the Tasman Sea during Tuesday, gradually reinforcing the ridge.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 23 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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