Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast updated at 5:14 am EST on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough will enter the eastern tropical inland during today and should then shift further west into the tropical interior during Friday and Saturday as a ridge develops through southern and central Queensland waters. The monsoon trough is expected to strengthen over the northern Coral Sea next week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
30% chance of a shower this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Friday 6 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and 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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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