South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure gradient extends over the Gulf waters. A monsoon trough may develop over the Gulf waters late this week, with a weak tropical low potentially forming this weekend before drifting west over the NT next week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 2 February

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 3 February

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 February

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Kowanyama during the morning.
Swell
North to northwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Thursday.

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