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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Coastal Waters Forecast for Queensland
Gulf Waters

Issued at 8:54 am EST on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak equatorial trough is developing over the northern Gulf waters and will extend over the far northern Cape York Peninsula and linger for several days. A trough lies inland over the southern Cape York Peninsula and will drift back westwards over the northern interior over the next day or two with the low dissipating.

South East Gulf of Carpentaria: QLD-NT Border to Cape Keerweer

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre inshore. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm south of Kowanyama early this morning. Sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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