Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 19 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge about the east Queensland coast during the remainder of today and Tuesday. The ridge will then weaken on Wednesday as a trough shifts east over the Queensland interior. North to northwesterly winds will freshen over Mackay waters on Thursday and Friday as the surface trough stalls just inland from central and northern east coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Mackay in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 20 November

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeasterly inshore south of Sarina during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 21 November

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 22 November

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Tuesday.

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