Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 20 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak surface trough lies near the east coast, with a weak ridge over tropical Queensland waters. A high pressure system moving east over southern Australia will extend a much stronger ridge, and fresh southeasterly winds, up the coast during Monday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Inshore northeasterly sea breezes reaching 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 October

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, then increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly with afternoon sea breezes.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 22 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, possibly reaching 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Inshore winds tending northeasterly with afternoon sea breezes.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Sunday.

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