Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough lies across northern Gulf of Carpentaria waters and extends into the monsoon trough over the Coral Sea. Tropical Cyclone Niran lies offshore to the northeast of Cairns and is embedded in the monsoon trough and is expected to remain offshore.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Mackay Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots north of Sarina. Winds south of Sarina increasing 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers offshore north of Hamilton Island, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 3 March

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Mackay Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending north to northeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 4 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Tuesday.

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