Townsville Coastal Waters Forecast: Cardwell to Bowen

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 7:55 am EST on Friday 14 May 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge extends along the tropical east coast, strengthening through the end of the week and weekend as a large high moves into the Great Australian Bight.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. Possible offshore shower.

Saturday 15 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 16 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Friday.

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