Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1029 hPa] over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. A weak trough over the central Coral Sea is likely to move slowly westwards and may approach the central Queensland coast on Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds inshore lighter 10 to 15 knots with east to northeasterly afternoon sea breezes.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 26 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inside the reef.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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