Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 21 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak westerly wind flow extends through northern Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait and far northern Peninsula waters. This flow could freshen during Sunday and Monday as a monsoon burst extends into the region. A weak low will possibly form over Gulf waters on Monday. The monsoonal flow will then likely weaken over far northern Queensland waters from Tuesday as the low shifts further west though there is some uncertainty associated with its development and movement. A weak pressure gradient currently extends over remaining north Queensland waters. A high will enter the Tasman Sea during Sunday, gradually extending a ridge northwards over much of north Queensland waters.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 22 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds reaching up to 20 knots west of Cape York.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York during the morning.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 23 January

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Tuesday 24 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre west of Cape York.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

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 Sunday.

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