Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Bowen
Tides for Mackay
forecast windsTuesday: E/NE 64 kts
Wednesday: N/NE 20/30 kts
Thursday: N 20/30 kts
Monday: South to southeasterly 20/30 knots south of Sarina, reaching up to 35 knots at times. Winds north of Sarina 30/40 knots, reaching 50 knots at times Winds above 64 knots possible north of Mackay offshore, depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas:. Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Tuesday: Above 64 knots possible north of Sarina, depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds tending east to northeasterly 30/45 knots south of Sarina. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Wednesday: North to northeasterly 20/30 knots becoming northeasterly 20/25 knots early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Tropical System Location At 9:0 pm EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 95 nautical miles east northeast of Bowen and 105 nautical miles north northeast of Mackay. Centre located near 19.6S 149.8E. Recent movement has been towards the west southwest at 4 knots. Northerly 20/30 knots turning northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Mon 22:00 EST
Seas: Up to 8.0m
Swell: Up to 8.0m
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Hurricane Force Wind Warning Townsville Coast, Mackay Coast and Great Barrier Reef. Gale Warning Cairns Coast and Capricornia Coast
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