North East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:56 pm EST on Wednesday 8 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A surface trough is near stationary in the southern Gulf waters, with southeasterly winds to its east and southwesterly winds to its west. The trough will weaken and move westwards through this evening as a ridge of high pressure develops across far north Queensland and extends easterly wind across the Gulf waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots offshore in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 9 April

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point early in the morning and offshore throughout the area in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 10 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 11 April

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning, turning south to southwesterly inshore with afternoon sea breezes. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the evening south of Cullen Point.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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