Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:24 am EST on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A strengthening ridge of high pressure and a southeasterly surge of wind extends to the Whitsundays, pushing further north to the Cooktown coast by the end of the week, with lighter and more variable winds to the north of the ridge.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Mackay Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of about Hamilton Island early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon, possibly severe.

Thursday 29 February

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 1 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore between Hamilton Island and Mackay.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly 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 Wednesday.

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