Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along far northeastern Queensland waters with mostly light winds south of Townsville. A vigorous southerly change will move into central coast waters early Tuesday morning, then rapidly move north during the day, with fresh to strong southeasterly winds developing along the entire east tropical coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Cape York.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Cape York.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 20 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Lighter winds southwest of Thursday Island during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Lighter winds southwest of Thursday Island during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times in the morning. Lighter winds southwest of Thursday Island during the day.
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
Partly cloudy.

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 Tuesday.

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