Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1025] over the Coral Sea extends a ridge along Queensland's northeast coast. The ridge will weaken from today, but strengthen again later this week as a high high moves into the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 18 September

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning, then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds south of Sarina reaching up to 20 knots at times before dawn and again in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 19 September

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Inshore winds south of Sarina turning northeasterly and reaching up to 20 knots with afternoon sea breezes.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Tuesday.

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