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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Coastal Waters Forecast for Queensland
Gulf Waters

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 6 August 2020.

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 of high pressure over eastern Queensland will weaken further today and tomorrow while moving offshore. A surface trough will move east across southwestern Queensland on Thursday with winds tending north to northeasterly over the Gulf.

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

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots with inshore sea breezes up to 15 knots mid-afternoon before shifting south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon with inshore sea breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon with inshore sea breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Offshore winds north of Cullen Point reaching up to 20 knots at times before dawn. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon with light southwesterly sea breezes inshore south of Weipa. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

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