Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over northern Queensland waters. A trough and an associated south to southwesterly wind change will move eastwards over the eastern interior of Queensland on Monday and should then sweep east through Mackay and Townsville waters during Monday afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Tuesday 28 June

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Wednesday 29 June

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Monday.

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