Rough conditions forecast for Bundy beaches

February 8, 2023 7:38 am in by

A tropical low in the Coral Sea is expected to form into a cyclone on Wednesday.

It is forecast to track near Norfolk Island over the weekend.

While the system isn’t predicted to make landfall we would still feel some impacts around the Bundaberg coastline.

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The Bureau of Meteorology expects rough conditions for our beaches.

“We’re already seeing strong winds off the Central Coast of Queensland and we do have strong wind warnings out for large parts of the Queensland coast for today and into tomorrow. Pretty much have strong winds stretching down from Cardwell all the way down to Hervey Bay,” says senior forecaster Peter Otto.

Seas up to three metres are expected Thursday while winds could reach 30 knots.

“Gusty conditions on the waters and also on the coastal fringe there might be some damaging wind gusts at times over the next couple of days. But really the bulk of the impacts will be well and truly offshore,” says Mr Otto.

Campbell Hair from VMR Bundaberg is urging locals to weigh up the conditions before heading out on the water.

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“Under those conditions it’s not the most pleasant out there on the water and it’s even less pleasant for us guys when we’ve got to go out there and bring them home. We do have parameters of what we can and can’t go to sea in,” he says.

“If anybody is thinking about going out think twice about the need to go out there and just stay home, stay safe, stay dry.”


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