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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Coastal Waters Forecast for Queensland
Gulf Waters

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 21 October 2021.

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 ridge persists over Gulf waters.

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

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly in the afternoon, and reaching up to 20 knots at times inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots, tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore early this evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon seabreezes tending west to southwesterly and reaching up to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

* 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.