Torres Strait Weather

Forecast

Torres Strait

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 Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore west of Cape York in the evening.
Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York later in the evening.
Swell Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore east of Cape York, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday, 20/10/2017
Winds Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds tending variable about 10 knots in the far southwest during the afternoon period.
Seas Around 1 metre.
Swell Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore east of Cape York, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, 21/10/2017
Winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
Swell Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday, 22/10/2017
Winds East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas Around 1 metre.
Swell Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 50% 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

Coconut Island   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Flat area. 3.5m above sea level. Island.

Wind

SE   2 kts

Gusts

5 kts

Temp

26.6°c

Rain 9am

1.0 mm

Horn Island   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Airport, north of island. 4m above sea level. Island - 1km from Coast.

Wind

E   10 kts

Gusts

14 kts

Temp

27.4°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Cape Flattery   19 Oct 19:00

Anemometer Location: Sandy flat area. 18.5m above sea level. On the coast.

Wind

ESE   12 kts

Gusts

19 kts

Temp

24.7°c

Rain 9am

10.2 mm

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

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