Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 24 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A high [1026 hPa] over southeast Queensland extends a weakening ridge through north Queensland waters. A weak trough and southeasterly wind surge near the Whitsundays will move northwards to Cairns waters during today while gradually weakening. The ridge will weaken on Sunday as the high moves further east across the Coral Sea.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
South to southeast 10 to 15 knots west of Cape Upstart in the early morning. East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots east of Cape Upstart, spreading west to remaining waters during the day. Winds tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 25 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times. Inshore afternoon northeasterly sea breezes reaching 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 26 August

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore afternoon northeasterly sea breezes. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
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 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

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