Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 26 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A large high over South Australia extends a firm ridge along the tropical east coast. The ridge is expected to be maintained as the high moves slowly east during the coming days.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 28 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 29 August

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Saturday.

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