Mackay Coast Weather

Forecast

Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence

Issued at: 22/06/2017 16:20.

A slow moving high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge over northern Queensland waters. The high will gradually weaken through the remainder of today and Friday with a new, weak high centre developing over the southern Coral Sea during the weekend. The ridge over northern Queensland waters will therefore gradually relax from Friday.
Thursday, 22/06/2017
Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Friday, 23/06/2017
Winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Saturday, 24/06/2017
Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas Below 0.5 metres.
Swell East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday, 25/06/2017
Winds Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas Below 0.5 metres.
Swell East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 23/06/2017 04:45

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Current Weather

Bowen   23 Jun 02:50

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

Wind

SSE   6 kts

Gusts

7 kts

Temp

17.1°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Mackay   23 Jun 02:50

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

Wind

SW   7 kts

Gusts

8 kts

Temp

15.5°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Middle Percy Is.   23 Jun 02:50

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

Wind

SSE   7 kts

Gusts

9 kts

Temp

18.1°c

Rain 9am

0.6 mm

St Lawrence   23 Jun 02:50

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

Wind

SW   3 kts

Gusts

3 kts

Temp

13.6°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

Creal Reef   23 Jun 02:50

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

Wind

SE   20 kts

Gusts

22 kts

Temp

23.2°c

Rain 9am

0.0 mm

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Bowen Radar

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