Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure pattern will persist along the north tropical east coast for the next few days. Tropical cyclone Oma lies over the far eastern Coral Sea and is expected to move slowly southwestwards over the next few days whilst staying offshore of the Queensland coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 21 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 22 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 23 February

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northwest to northeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

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 Thursday.

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