Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 25 January 2021.

Weather Situation

An active monsoon trough extends over northern waters, drifting south to the Cooktown waters midweek. A developing low [1001 hPa] in the Gulf has a slight chance of moving into the northeastern waters late in the week. A number of lows embedded within the trough may develop over the eastern Coral Sea this week but are likely to remain well offshore. A weakening high [1016 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge along the east coast south of the trough. The ridge is expected to strengthen from Thursday as a new high moves into the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Cape Bowling Green.

Tuesday 26 January

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, becoming variable in the evening. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 27 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 28 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

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