Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:02 pm EST on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A moderate to fresh west to northwesterly wind flow will persist over far northern Queensland waters during the forecast period. A weak surface trough in southern Townsville waters later should continue shifting northwards, reaching Cooktown waters on Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Cape York.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 30 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 31 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to northwesterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely from the late morning.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
West to northwesterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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 Friday.

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