Mackay Coast Weather

Forecast

Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence

Issued at: 24/08/2017 04:45.

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough lies through the northern and central interior of Queensland and will remain slow moving during today before shifting further northeast into the northeastern interior on Friday. A coastal trough and an associated southerly wind change will most likely extend north through Mackay and Townsville waters during Friday morning. A high pressure centre over southern Australia will then extend a firm ridge into north Queensland waters over the weekend.
Thursday, 24/08/2017
Winds East to northeasterly about 10 knot with inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas Below 1 metre.
Swell Below 0.5 metres.
Weather Sunny.
Friday, 25/08/2017
Winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell Below 0.5 metres.
Weather 30% chance of a shower in the morning. Sunny afternoon.
Saturday, 26/08/2017
Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Mackay.
Swell Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 24/08/2017 15:50

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Current Weather

Bowen   24 Aug 08:50

Anemometer Location: Airport. 5m above sea level. 2km from coast.

Wind

SSW   3 kts

Gusts

3 kts

Temp

22.3°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Mackay   24 Aug 08:50

Anemometer Location: On hill top. 30.5m above sea level. 0.5km from coast.

Wind

SW   7 kts

Gusts

8 kts

Temp

20.7°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Middle Percy Is.   24 Aug 08:50

Anemometer Location: On hill top, centre of island. 209m above sea level. Island - 1.5km from coast.

Wind

N   5 kts

Gusts

6 kts

Temp

21.5°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

St Lawrence   24 Aug 08:50

Anemometer Location: Flat area. 9m above sea level. 11km from coast.

Wind

W   4 kts

Gusts

4 kts

Temp

21.4°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Creal Reef   24 Aug 08:50

Anemometer Location: Top of pontoon. 1.5m above sea level. Over water.

Wind

NE   9 kts

Gusts

10 kts

Temp

23.1°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

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