Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough and an associated fresh to strong southeasterly wind flow will extend slowly northwards through Mackay waters during today. A slow moving high pressure system over the northwestern Tasman Sea will extend a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast during the next few days.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 12 December

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 13 December

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 Sunday.

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