Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge persists across north Queensland waters. A trough will approach the east coast today, strengthening winds slightly around Mackay Waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore between Hamilton Island and Mackay in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 9 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm south of Mackay in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Thursday.

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