Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving trough extends from a tropical low [998 hPa] west of Camoweal to the coast through the Cairns coast and into to the northern Coral Sea, with northwesterly winds to its north, and east to northeasterlies to its south. The trough will move northwards from this evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times west of Cape York during the afternoon. Winds offshore in the northeast tending variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre offshore east of Cape York.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre west of Cape York.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds east of Cape York tending variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Cape York.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre offshore east of Cape York.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre west of Cape York.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 January

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending 10 to 15 knots west of Thursday Island.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre west of Cape York.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 1 February

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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