Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 31 July 2016.
A high over southeastern Australia extends a ridge across Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards during the next couple of days, with the ridge gradually relaxing as a result. A large high will move east over the Great Australian Bight on Tuesday, gradually extending a firm ridge and a strengthening southerly wind flow into southern Gulf of Carpentaria waters.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore north of Cullen Point this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Monday 1 August
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point during the morning. Tending southerly in the late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 2 August
- South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore south of Cullen Point during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
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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