Far Northwest Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BurnieLow Thu 16:07 EST (1.2m)
High Thu 21:51 EST (3.2m)
Low Fri 04:38 EST (0.6m)
High Fri 10:54 EST (3.2m)
forecast windsThursday: N/NW 35 kts
Friday: NW increasing 20/30 kts
Saturday: NW 25/30 kts
Thursday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the afternoon and early evening, shifting southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of King Island. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots early morning, turning northwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon then increasing to 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of King Island. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 25/30 knots turning westerly during the morning. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres.Issued Thu 10:05 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m, S
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Gale Warning for all coastal waters except Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Channel where a Strong Wind Warning is current
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The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.