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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Coastal Waters Forecast for Queensland
Gulf Waters

Issued at 2:46 am EST on Sunday 22 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 24 September 2019.

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 high pressure system [1035 hPa] near New Zealand will maintain a ridge along Queensland's northeast coast as it moves eastwards during the next few days.

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

Forecast for Sunday 22 September until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southeast to southwesterly in the afternoon and evening. Offshore winds reaching up to 20 knots at times. Inshore afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Monday 23 September

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 24 September

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island

Forecast for Sunday 22 September until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 23 September

Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds north of Weipa reaching 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 24 September

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

* 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

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.