Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenHigh Thu 21:12 EST (3.2m)
Low Fri 03:38 EST (0.7m)
High Fri 09:06 EST (2.4m)
Low Fri 15:26 EST (0.2m)
Tides for MackayLow Thu 16:02 EST (0.4m)
High Thu 22:16 EST (6.0m)
Low Fri 04:52 EST (0.6m)
High Fri 10:36 EST (4.9m)
forecast windsThursday: SE 25 kts
Friday: SE 20 kts
Saturday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Mackay. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Mackay. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:00 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ENE
most recent warnings
Strong Wind Warning for Torres Strait, Peninsula Coast and Cooktown Coast. Cancellation for the Cairns Coast and Townsville Coast
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The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.