Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge which lies along the central east Queensland coast will weaken further over the next few days as the pressure gradient relaxes over northern Queensland waters. A coastal trough is expected to move over far southern Mackay waters late on Sunday before shifting north and weakening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 20 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots around dawn. Winds increasing back to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 22 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 Friday.

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