Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over northern New South Wales will move eastwards in to the Coral Sea through today whilst weakening. A new high will then move across the south of the continent on Friday and over the weekend. The new high will extend a firm ridge into north Queensland waters from Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Light southwesterly winds inshore early. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

Friday 1 July

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green during the afternoon and evening. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef around midday.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 2 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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