Mackay Coast Weather

Forecast

Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence

Issued at: 19/10/2017 15:50.

A weakening trough lies offshore south of Cooktown. A slow moving high pressure centre over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over northern Queensland waters. The high will gradually weaken over the coming days, with an associated weakening of the ridge.
Thursday, 19/10/2017
Winds Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times.
Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Cloudy. 80% chance of showers inshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday, 20/10/2017
Winds Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon.
Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday, 21/10/2017
Winds East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas Below 1 metre.
Swell Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday, 22/10/2017
Winds Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore south of Mackay.
Swell East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 20/10/2017 04:45

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Current Weather

Bowen   19 Oct 19:00

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

Wind

ESE   17 kts

Gusts

21 kts

Temp

24.3°c

Rain 9am

1.6 mm

Mackay   19 Oct 19:00

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

Wind

ESE   12 kts

Gusts

19 kts

Temp

24.3°c

Rain 9am

2.8 mm

Middle Percy Is.   19 Oct 19:00

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

Wind

SE   15 kts

Gusts

21 kts

Temp

21.6°c

Rain 9am

0.2 mm

St Lawrence   19 Oct 19:00

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

Wind

SE   5 kts

Gusts

7 kts

Temp

23.6°c

Rain 9am

0.4 mm

Creal Reef   19 Oct 19:00

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

Wind

E   22 kts

Gusts

25 kts

Temp

25.1°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

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