Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:52 pm EST on Friday 27 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast of Queensland. A new high will enter the Tasman Sea over the weekend, leading to a strengthening of the ridge along the east coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeasterly inshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear. 30% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 28 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending northeasterly inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 29 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with inshore afternoon seabreezes.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 30 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with inshore afternoon seabreezes.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Saturday.

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