Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A weakening ridge of high pressure extends across the south of the state. A trough will shift northeastwards into northern waters during Saturday morning, contracting offshore during the evening. A new, strong high will enter the Great Australia Bight on Friday, moving slowly east and extending a strengthening ridge over Queensland.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre outside the reef.

Friday 1 August

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Sunday 3 August

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.

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 Friday.

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