Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 23 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A high [1032 hPa] near Tasmania extends a ridge over the northern waters. The high will slowly move east over the next several days as it weakens.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Bowling Green during the morning and early afternoon. Inshore winds 10 to 15 knots, tending east to southeasterly for the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tuesday 24 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 25 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
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 3:50 pm EST Monday.

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