Mackay Coastal Waters Forecast: Bowen to St Lawrence

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 27 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system near New Zealand will shift further eastwards, weakening the ridge along the Queensland east coast. A trough is likely to move across southern waters during today, before a new high over the Great Australian Bight extends a firm ridge over North Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 28 April

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 29 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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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