Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 4 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough will move northeastwards through southern tropical waters overnight. A high to the southwest of Australia will move slowly eastwards over the next few days, extending a firm ridge along the Queensland tropical east coast in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 5 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 6 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 7 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Wednesday.

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