South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 23 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the eastern Great Australian Bight extends a ridge into southern Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will weaken further while shifting east over southeastern Australia today and should enter the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, with the ridge over Gulf of Carpentaria waters weakening as a result.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times south of Kowanyama during the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Kowanyama late this afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 24 October

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeast to southeasterly during the morning and reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Kowanyama. Winds tending variable about 10 knots in the afternoon with inshore sea breezes.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower north of Kowanyama, near zero chance elsewhere.

Wednesday 25 October

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 3:50 pm EST Monday.

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