Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Weather Situation

A broad area of high pressure over central Australia extends a ridge along the tropical east coast. A trough over the north-central Coral Sea will drift a little to the west over the next day or two, leading to a slight increase in pressure gradient along the northeast Queensland coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 28 May

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon. Winds inshore tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 30 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds inshore tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore then decreasing to 1 to 2 metres in the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Possible shower.

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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