Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Sunday 5 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a weakening ridge into north Queensland waters. A new high will slowly strengthen as it shifts slowly eastwards over southern Australia from Monday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 6 July

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times, mostly offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tuesday 7 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 8 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
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 Monday.

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