Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
A slow moving high over the southern Coral Sea extends a ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The ridge will be maintained as the high moves to the southeast and weakens while another high moves into the Tasman Sea later in the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Weipa later tonight.
Thursday 27 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point early in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Friday 28 October
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending west to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Saturday 29 October
- Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
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