Central Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BowenHigh Sat 13:23 EST (2.6m)
Low Sat 20:16 EST (1.0m)
High Sun 02:45 EST (2.4m)
Low Sun 08:46 EST (1.4m)
Tides for MackayHigh Sat 14:18 EST (5.1m)
Low Sat 20:51 EST (1.2m)
High Sun 03:05 EST (4.9m)
Low Sun 09:19 EST (1.7m)
forecast windsSaturday: S/SE 30 kts
Sunday: S 25 kts
Monday: W/NW 10/15 kts
Saturday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Mackay in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Sunday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Mackay early in the morning. Winds tending northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.Issued Sat 10:32 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE
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Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.
Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle
A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.
Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.