Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the far southern Tasman Sea will extend a ridge through northern Queensland waters, weakening during Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Mackay in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Friday 29 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre offshore.

Saturday 30 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre offshore.

Sunday 31 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
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 4:45 am EST Friday.

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