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Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots at times. Seas: 1.2/1.7 metres in the Capricorn Channel. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres. Isolated showers. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots at times during the evening. Seas: 1.7/2.2 metres in the Capricorn Channel. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres. Isolated showers. Outlook Saturday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots at times. Winds turning south to southeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 25/30 knots over the far south during the evening. Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 20/30 knots. The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:38 am EST Friday.Issued Thu 16:16 EST
16:06 EST The weather bureau has implemented a new system of forecasting the seasonal outlook called Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia, or POAMA.