Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A weakening high lies over the Tasman Sea while a new high over central Australia moves slowly east over the coming days. These two high pressure systems will maintain a firm ridge over north Queensland waters throughout the forecast period.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Thursday 25 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 26 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 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 3:50 pm EST Wednesday.

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