Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Monday 24 June 2019.

Weather Situation

A large high [1035 hPa] over Tasmania will move slowly eastwards into the western Tasman Sea over the next few days, maintaining a ridge and south to southeasterly winds in north Queensland waters. A weak trough off the central coast is leading to a local increase in winds, with a small area of strong winds over the Mackay coast and and eastern offshore Townsville coast waters. Slight strengthening of the ridge combined with a trough over Papua New Guinea may also lead to a belt of strong winds developing over Peninsula waters on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Townsville Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore east of Townsville. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Tuesday 25 June

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Inshore winds tending more southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, then east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with sea breezes in the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 26 June

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning, tending east to northeasterly with afternoon seabreezes.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 27 June

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots offshore in the afternoon. Lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning, tending east to northeasterly with afternoon seabreezes.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Tuesday.

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