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Wednesday: N/NE 48 kts

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Tuesday: Above 64 knots expected due to Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Wednesday: Above 48 knots possible in southern inshore waters during the early morning, depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds north to northeasterly 25/30 knots elsewhere, reaching up to 40 knots in southern inshore waters during the early morning. Seas: Seas and swell up to 5m. Outlook Thursday: Tropical System Location At 11:0 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 35 nautical miles east of Bowen and 20 nautical miles north northwest of Hamilton Island. Centre located near 20.1S 148.8E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 5 knots. Northerly 25/30 knots turning northwesterly 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 12:18 EST

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

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