North to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds easing to 10/15 knots west of Point Hicks by late morning then coastal seabreezes to 15 knots developing during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres around dawn, then tending easterly 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Tuesday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the evening. A west to southwesterly change 15/25 knots reaching the far west at night. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far west at night. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, contracting to the far east during the morning and clearing during the evening.Issued Mon 05:19 EDT
12:32 EDT Fishermen in the Gulf of Carpentaria are hopeful Tropical Cyclone Gillian will bring heavy inland rain, flushing out rivers to provide food for ocean fish stocks.