Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 12 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A high [1025 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the northern waters. The ridge will weaken slightly as the high moves east over the next few days. A new high will linger over southern Australia from Sunday, maintaining the ridge.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Inshore winds tending northeasterly south of Sarina.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 13 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, tending northeasterly temporarily during the afternoon period.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 14 August

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning east to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

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 3:50 pm EST Friday.

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