Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A surface trough is currently moving eastwards through northern Queensland waters. A ridge of high pressure will become established along the tropical east coast in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots at times north of Mackay in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Hamilton Island early this morning.

Friday 26 August

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore north of Hamilton Island in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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