Sunday: Northerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Cape Byron during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 2/2.5 metres. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Monday: Northerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 15/25 knots early in the morning tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Sun 11:03 EDT
13:12 EDT (Ex) Tropical Cyclone Gillian which formed over the Gulf of Carpentaria has been one of the longest lived systems in the Australian region this season.