Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will shift east today, maintaining a ridge over north Queensland waters. The ridge will then strengthen on Friday as a new, stronger high shifts east into southeastern Australia. The high should then move slowly east towards the Tasman Sea during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 30 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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