Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2020.

Weather Situation

A broad area of high pressure over central Australia extends a ridge along the tropical east coast. A trough over the north-central Coral Sea will drift a little to the west over the next day or two, leading to a slight increase in pressure gradient along the northeast Queensland coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Hamilton Island in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island by early evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 29 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 30 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early morning, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of showers offshore.

Sunday 31 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Mackay in the early morning. Winds easing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. Possible shower.

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 4:45 am EST Friday.

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