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Tides for Mackay Outer Harbour

Low Sat 17:00 (1.0m)
High Sat 22:47 (4.9m)
Low Sun 04:50 (0.9m)
High Sun 10:58 (5.8m)

forecast winds

Saturday: E 30 kts
Sunday: E/SE 20/25 kts
Monday: E 20 kts


Easterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots in the afternoon, and reaching up to 30 knots at times in the Capricorn Channel in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly 20/25 knots, decreasing to 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 metres. Outlook Monday: Easterly 10/15 knots, winds reaching up to 20 knots in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre in the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Issued Sat 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, ESE

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