Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenLow Fri 03:38 EST (0.7m)
High Fri 09:06 EST (2.4m)
Low Fri 15:26 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 21:50 EST (3.2m)
Tides for MackayLow Fri 04:52 EST (0.6m)
High Fri 10:36 EST (4.9m)
Low Fri 16:48 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 22:58 EST (6.1m)
forecast windsFriday: SE 20 kts
Saturday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Sunday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Mackay during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 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. Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Thu 22:00 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E
most recent warnings
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
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.