Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:03 pm EST on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high [1025 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the state. The ridge will strengthen over the next few days as the high drifts east over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 1 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the afternoon. Inshore winds tending southerly during the early morning and northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 2 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 3 October

Winds
Easterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Thursday.

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