A large high [1026 hPa] over southeast Australia extends a ridge and east to south-easterly winds into north Queensland waters.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds -South-easterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds south of Sarina tending south to south-westerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, then tending east to northeasterly with afternoon sea breezes.
Seas -1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell -East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore; easterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather -Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 2 July
Winds -South-easterly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon. Winds tending southerly inshore during the morning. Winds south of Mackay tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas -Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell -East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather -Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 3 July
Winds -South-easterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending southerly 10 to 15 knots inshore early in the morning, and tending east to northeasterly south of Mackay with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas -Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell -Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather -Partly cloudy.
Please be aware wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT)
There are currently 2 vessels alongside and 26 vessels waiting at anchor.
With regards to the maintenance schedule, following is the latest advice from DBCT:
Kindly note that only three vessels can be loaded simultaneously at DBCT due to there being only three separate conveyor systems and ship-loaders at the terminal. Ship-Loader #3 services both Berths #3 & #4, which are both located on the North-Western side of the terminal.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT)
There are currently 2 vessels alongside and 11 vessels waiting at anchor.
With regards to the maintenance schedule, following is the latest advice from HPCT
Kindly note that only two vessels can be loaded simultaneously at HPCT due to there being only two separate conveyor systems servicing all three ship-loaders at the terminal. The conveyor systems are interchangeable (i.e. both belts are able to convey cargo to every ship-loader).