Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenLow Sat 05:27 EST (0.9m)
High Sat 10:56 EST (2.2m)
Low Sat 17:08 EST (0.5m)
High Sat 23:36 EST (3.0m)
Tides for MackayLow Sat 06:36 EST (0.7m)
High Sat 12:22 EST (4.7m)
Low Sat 18:28 EST (0.6m)
High Sun 00:40 EST (5.8m)
forecast windsSaturday: SE 25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts
Monday: SE 10/15 kts
Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Mackay. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Mackay early in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Fri 15:50 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, ESE
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More money for dams, extra drought relief and measures to boost the returns to farmers from sales at home and abroad are part of the Federal Government's long-awaited blueprint for agriculture.
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