Westerly 25/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20/30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres.Issued Wed 05:01 EDT
18:04 EDT The weather bureau has urged residents in Queensland's Gulf to remain on cyclone alert as ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian moves overland.