Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenHigh Wed 19:04 EST (2.8m)
Low Thu 01:33 EST (0.6m)
High Thu 07:28 EST (2.4m)
Low Thu 13:22 EST (0.7m)
Tides for MackayHigh Wed 19:47 EST (5.2m)
Low Thu 02:17 EST (0.8m)
High Thu 08:20 EST (4.7m)
Low Thu 14:26 EST (1.0m)
forecast windsWednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE 30 kts
Friday: SE 20/25 kts
Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Thursday: Easterly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly 20/25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots north of Hamilton Island in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Wed 10:01 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ENE
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