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Customer advice for ex Tropical Cyclone Owen 4:10pm, Fri 14 Dec 2018

Dear Guests,

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the eastern tropical inland and is expected to shift southeastwards and move offshore of the Townsville coast through today. It will then most likely lie offshore of the Mackay coast or Whitsunday Islands on Monday before slowly shifting north over the Coral Sea through Tuesday and Wednesday. At this stage ex-tropical cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone but the situation will be monitored carefully. Winds through northern coastal waters are strongly dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.

The Regional Harbour Master (RHM) may closed the Whitsunday Pilotage Area (your charter area) and recall all vessels back in to Abell Point Marina or Hamilton Island Marina. No new charters would be permitted to leave the marina in this instance.

Once safely tied up in dock, you will be permitted to stay on board your vessel unless the situation develops further reaching evacuation level. In this instance, CCY staff will provide you with contact details for local accommodation.

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover you in a severe weather event.
You will be provided with a letter for your insurance company for any charter time lost due to marina closures or cyclone.

The system is fast moving and we anticipate resuming normal charter departures from Monday the 17/12/18.

We will provide further advice in due course. Or you can monitor this news page or Facebook page for updates

Contact Numbers:

General Manager 0427 419114
Operations Manager 0437 673 699

Warm Whitsunday Regards
Cumberland Charter Yachts Management

WEATHER FORECAST



Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 16 December 2018 by the Bureau of Meteorology for Mackay coastal waters between Bowen and St Lawrence

Weather Situation
Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the eastern tropical inland and is expected to shift southeastwards and move offshore of the Townsville coast through today. It will then most likely lie offshore of the Mackay coast or Whitsunday Islands on Monday before slowly shifting north over the Coral Sea through Tuesday and Wednesday. At this stage ex-tropical cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone but the situation will be monitored carefully. Winds through northern coastal waters are strongly dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and afternoon. Winds dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Monday 17 December
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day. Winds dependent on the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Mackay.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms.

Tuesday 18 December
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Mackay.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Sunday.


Flight status updates:
JetStar
Tiger
Virgin

Driving? ROADS to the North and South are OPEN
check road conditions on the RACQ website.
Keep track of Proserpine to Airlie Beach access roads & flood waters here:
Flood Plains

If you require accommodation please try these providers:
Accommodation

Local Provisioning Services:
Supermarkets are open.

Whitsunday Provisioning are fully operational
Provision your vessel here

Islands Updates:
Hamilton Island - OPEN -Follow Link for Updates; Hamilton Island

Daydream Island -Closed

Look out the window: Todays Weather




Local News Updates:
Whitsunday Times

Local Council Updates:
Whitsunday Council

Please send any emails to the following: wecare@ccy.com.au for existing bookings or cruise@ccy.com.au for new or existing enquiries

Please contact us by phone on free toll 1800 075 101 if you have any further questions or queries.

We apologize for any interruptions to our clients holidays during this weather event.
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