Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:46 am EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge will persist through northern Queensland waters today. A surface trough and an associated southerly wind change is expected to move through northern waters during Wednesday with a ridge building in its wake.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

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 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.

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