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Monday: E/SE locally 35 kts
Tuesday: E/NE 64 kts
Wednesday: E 1 kts


East to southeasterly 25/33 knots south of Sarina, possibly reaching up to 35 knots at times. Winds north of Mackay 30/40 knots, reaching 50 knots at times, mostly offshore. Winds above 64 knots possible in the far north depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Tuesday: Above 64 knots possible north of Mackay, depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds tending east to northeasterly 25/35 knots south of Mackay. Winds then becoming northeasterly 25/33 knots throughout from the late afternoon. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 1:0 am EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 220 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville and 160 nautical miles northeast of Bowen. Centre located near 18.5S 150.6E. Recent movement has been towards the west southwest at 3 knots. Northeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Mon 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 8.0m
Swell: Up to 8.0m

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