Torres Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough will move through Mackay and Townsville waters this morning before weakening during the afternoon. Weak high pressure centres over southern Queensland and the Coral Sea will then maintain a weak ridge over north Queensland waters on Sunday. A new surface trough will move east over the tropical and central interior of the state during Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore east of Cape York, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 2 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Cape York in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore west of Cape York in the afternoon and evening.

Monday 3 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

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