Sunday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots turning southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late morning then tending westerly 20/25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms from the late morning. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Monday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Tuesday: Northerly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.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.