Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:46 am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A weakening ridge extends from west to east across the state. A trough will shift northeastwards into northern waters during Saturday morning, contracting offshore during the evening. A new, strong high will enter the Great Australia Bight on Friday, moving slowly east to lie over Victoria by Sunday and extending a strengthening ridge over Queensland.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.

Friday 1 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre offshore.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre offshore.

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 Thursday.

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