Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres by early evening. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres outside the reef. Monday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Winds up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore. Outlook Tuesday: Southerly 20/30 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Weather: Heavy showers offshore from the late morning. Isolated thunderstorms. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 4:0 pm EST a Tropical Low was located about 185 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville and 165 nautical miles north northeast of Hamilton Island. Centre located near 17.7S 149.6E. Recent movement has been towards the south southeast at 5 knots. South to southeasterly 20/30 knots tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms inshore.Issued Sun 17:39 EST
15:01 EDT A cyclone and potential cyclone are expected to bring heavy rain to north Queensland and the Gulf country in coming days.