Forecast issued at 4:46 am EST on Saturday 23 May 2015.
A high pressure system near Tasmania extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will remain slow moving over southeastern Australia during the forecast period though should start to slowly weaken early next week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 24 May
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Townsville Coast
- South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 25 May
- East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres outside the reef.
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.