Cooktown Coast Weather

Forecast

Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation

Issued at: 19/10/2017 15:50.

A weakening trough lies offshore south of Cooktown. A slow moving high pressure centre over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over northern Queensland waters. The high will gradually weaken over the coming days, with an associated weakening of the ridge.
Thursday, 19/10/2017
Winds Easterly 15 to 20 knots, tending south to southeasterly over southwestern quarter of coastal area.
Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. Thunderstorms.
Friday, 20/10/2017
Winds East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, 21/10/2017
Winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cooktown.
Sunday, 22/10/2017
Winds East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas Below 1 metre.
Swell Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 20/10/2017 04:45

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Current Weather

Cooktown   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Airport. 5m above sea level. 5km from coast.

Wind

ESE   13 kts

Gusts

21 kts

Temp

24.0°c

Rain 9am

35.4 mm

Low Isles   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Top of lighthouse. 3m above sea level. Island.

Wind

SE   22 kts

Gusts

26 kts

Temp

24.2°c

Rain 9am

2.6 mm

Arlington Reef   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Elevated platform. 3m above sea level. Island.

Wind

SSE   17 kts

Gusts

20 kts

Temp

0.0°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Innisfail   19 Oct 09:00

Anemometer Location: Sloping ground. 8m above sea level. On the coast.

Wind

SSW   4 kts

Gusts

0.0 kts

Temp

19.0°c

Rain 9am

8.0 mm

Cardwell   19 Oct 09:00

Anemometer Location: Flat area. 5m above sea level. On the coast.

Wind

W   8 kts

Gusts

0.0 kts

Temp

20.0°c

Rain 9am

185.0 mm

Holmes Reef   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Reef platform. 2m above sea level. Over water.

Wind

ESE   13 kts

Gusts

15 kts

Temp

25.7°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Flinders Reef   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Platform. 2.5m above sea level. Over water.

Wind

ESE   20 kts

Gusts

22 kts

Temp

25.7°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Willis Island   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: On rolling ground. 8m above sea level. Small island.

Wind

ENE   21 kts

Gusts

24 kts

Temp

25.3°c

Rain 9am

7.2 mm

Lihou Reef   17 Oct 12:00

Anemometer Location: Reef platform. 3m above sea level. Over water.

Wind

SE   11 kts

Gusts

14 kts

Temp

24.4°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

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