Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:23 pm EST on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough lies through the northern and central interior of Queensland and will move northeast into the northeastern interior on Friday. A coastal trough and an associated southerly wind change will most likely extend north through Mackay and Townsville waters during Friday morning. A high pressure centre over southern Australia will then extend a firm ridge into north Queensland waters over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Cape York in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 25 August

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

Saturday 26 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Sunday 27 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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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