Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenHigh Sun 02:45 EST (2.4m)
Low Sun 08:46 EST (1.4m)
High Sun 14:55 EST (2.4m)
Low Sun 21:40 EST (1.0m)
Tides for MackayHigh Sun 03:05 EST (4.9m)
Low Sun 09:19 EST (1.7m)
High Sun 15:23 EST (4.7m)
Low Sun 21:55 EST (1.4m)
forecast windsSaturday: SE 30 kts
Sunday: S 25 kts
Monday: W/NW 10/15 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 10 kts
Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Winds tending 20/25 knots offshore south of Mackay and possibly reaching up to 30 knots at times. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore south of Mackay. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Sunday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Mackay early in the morning. Winds tending northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Monday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Tuesday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.Issued Sat 16:22 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E
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Strong Wind Warning for the Torres Strait, Mackay, Capricornia, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast
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Temperatures will cool down for much of the week for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
The monsoon trough has made a glancing blow of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and the Top End.
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.