Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Bowen
Tides for Mackay
forecast windsWednesday: N/NE locally 45 kts
Thursday: N 25/30 kts
Friday: W/NW 15/20 kts
Tuesday: Above 64 knots expected due to Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell up to 7m. Wednesday: Winds north to northeasterly 25/30 knots, possibly reaching up to 45 knots in northern inshore waters during the early morning depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell up to 4m. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 25/30 knots turning northwesterly 20/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Tropical System Location At 3:0 pm EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 25 nautical miles southeast of Bowen and 5 nautical miles northwest of Proserpine. Centre located near 20.3S 148.5E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 7 knots. West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:13 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m
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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.
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.