Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge lies along the central east Queensland coast and will weaken further over the next few days as a weak pressure gradient develops over northern Queensland waters. The next ridge should extend northwards through Central Coast and Townsville Waters on Monday afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore northeast afternoon sea breezes to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cape Bowling Green in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre inside the reef during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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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