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forecast winds

Tuesday: E/SE 10 kts
Wednesday: SE increasing 10/15 kts
Thursday: SE 10/15 kts

forecast

Monday: Northeast to southeasterly below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Tuesday: Variable below 10 knots becoming becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Mon 22:00 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE

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21:33 EDT

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Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria prompting evacuations at Borroloola

19:40 EDT

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King Ash Bay fishing village flooded as Tropical Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

14:35 EDT

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