Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres outside the reef. Monday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Winds up to 45 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 20/30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds up to 45 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Weather: Heavy showers. Isolated thunderstorms. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 1:0 pm EST a Tropical Low was located about 170 nautical miles northeast of Townsville and 165 nautical miles north of Hamilton Island. Centre located near 17.6S 149.2E. Recent movement has been towards the south southwest at 6 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.Issued Sun 16:21 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.