Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough and an associated southerly wind change is expected to move through northern Queensland waters during Wednesday with a firm ridge building in its wake from a high over southern Australia. The ridge should then gradually weaken during Thursday and Friday as the high weakens.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Friday 5 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

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 Wednesday.

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