Far Northwest Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Burnie
forecast windsTuesday: W/NW 25 kts
Wednesday: NW 20/30 kts
Thursday: W/SW 15/20 kts
West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of King Island during the day. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, reaching 4/5 metres south of King Island. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the day. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres east of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 5/6 metres south of King Island.Issued Tue 05:00 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 5.0m, S
most recent warnings
Gale Warning for South West Coast. Strong Wind Warning for South East Coast and Central West Coast Small Craft Alert for South West Lakes
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Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.