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Marine Weather Warnings - Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland
Issued at 5:17 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 28 March
Hurricane Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Mackay Coast
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Townsville Coast
Gale Warning for the following area:
Great Barrier Reef Offshore
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Cairns Coast and Capricornia Coast

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 29 March
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Townsville Coast and Mackay Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Cairns Coast and Capricornia Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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Cyclone Debbie downgraded to category two but threat remains, Premier says

20:58 EDT

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Cyclone Debbie's eye reaches coast; BOM downgrades system to category three

20:34 EDT

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