Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 17 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located to the east of the Whitsunday Islands and should move further east southeastwards today before shifting slowly northwards over the Coral Sea offshore of the coast from late Tuesday. Some uncertainty persists with the movement of the low. Ex-tropical Cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop but will be monitored carefully. Winds through northern coastal waters are heavily dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Townsville Coast

Winds
North of Cape Bowling Green: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending southwesterly during the morning before becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon with inshore sea breezes. South of Cape Bowling Green: Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon with possible sea breezes. Winds dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
North of Cape Bowling Green: Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning with inshore afternoon sea breezes. Winds becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. South of Cape Bowling Green: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 19 December

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Monday.

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