Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge lies over North Queensland waters. The ridge will strengthen during the remainder of the week as a high moves slowly eastwards across southern Australia, extending a firm ridge through much of Queensland leading to fresh to strong southeasterly winds.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Hamilton Island in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island, near zero chance elsewhere.

Wednesday 27 July

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Hamilton Island in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Thursday 28 July

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 29 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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