Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 16 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure gradient extends over the northern waters. A high will linger near South Australia over the next day or two, extending a weak ridge over the northern waters. The high will strengthen in the Great Australian Bight from Wednesday, slowly strengthening the ridge.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning south to southeasterly north of Carmila in the evening. Inshore winds south of Carmila turning east to northeasterly.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Mackay.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 17 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds south of Carmila turning east to southeasterly during the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore south of Mackay.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 18 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Mackay during the day. Inshore winds south of Sarina decreasing to about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 19 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Inshore winds south of Sarina decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

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