Far Northwest Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Burnie
forecast windsMonday: SW 15/25 kts
Tuesday: SW 20 kts
Wednesday: W/NW 20/30 kts
Thursday: W 20/30 kts
Monday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres south of King Island. Tuesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of King Island early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Wednesday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/25 knots early morning and to 20/30 knots late morning. Winds shifting west to northwesterly 20/30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 10/20 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, tending westerly 2/4 metres during the morning.Issued Mon 16:05 EDT
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, SW
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Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.
Early today, a tropical low that has been lingering over the Gulf of Carpentaria was upgraded to tropical cyclone.