Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. A new high will enter the southern Tasman Sea on Thursday and then shift east towards New Zealand, maintaining a weak ridge along the east Queensland coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 23 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 24 October

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Thursday.

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