South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Friday 14 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A high over the Coral Sea extends a weak ridge over the Gulf of Carpentaria. A trough will move across central Queensland today and on Saturday. A new ridge will build over central Queensland behind the trough.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots with inshore sea breezes up to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 15 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds returning back to variable about 10 knots with inshore sea breezes up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds finally shifting south to southwesterly 10 to 15 east of Mornington Island during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog inshore in the early morning with reduced visibility.

Sunday 16 August

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 17 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Saturday.

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