Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
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forecast windsTuesday: NE 10 kts
Wednesday: NE 20 kts
Thursday: NE increasing 20/30 kts
Friday: S 30/40 kts
Tuesday: Northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northerly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Yamba in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 20/30 knots shifting southerly 30/40 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning. 1st. Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. 2nd. Swell: North to northeasterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 16:05 EDT
Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, N
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Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.
When Cyclone Yasi devastated parts of North Queensland in 2011, the rains it brought with it took out about 20 million tonnes of coking coal production.