South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 26 September 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over the Gulf waters. A trough will enter the southern Gulf waters early on Wednesday, before a high in the Great Australian Bight extends a new stronger ridge over the Gulf waters in the wake of the trough. The ridge will persist on Thursday as the high moves east.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Tuesday 27 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 28 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore around midday.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Kowanyama at night.

Thursday 29 September

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Sunny day.

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 Tuesday.

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