North East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:58 pm EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over Gulf of Carpentaria waters. A new high pressure system over southern Australia will gradually strengthen the ridge mid to late week, particularly through Thursday and Friday as the high strengthens over the Great Australian Bight and then shifts slowly east towards southeastern Australia.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North of Weipa: Southerly 10 to 15 knots, shifting easterly 15 to 20 knots this evening. South of Weipa: Southwest to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, shifting southeast to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots this evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cullen Point later in the evening.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
North of Aurukun: Easterly 15 to 20 knots, tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early afternoon. Winds shifting back to easterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. South of Aurukun: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a light shower offshore north of Weipa at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Weipa. Winds becoming southeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots around midday, increasing to 15 to 20 knots south of Weipa late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a light shower offshore north of Cullen Point in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 25 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cullen Point.
Weather
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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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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