Marine Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning
Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria
Issued at 4:50 pm CST on Thursday 28 August 2014
A weakening ridge of high pressure across southern Australia is maintaining
fresh southeast winds over coastal waters.
Winds over the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria are no longer expected to exceed 25
No further warnings will be issued.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Authorities are growing frustrated with people continuing to drive across fast-moving creek crossings, as hundreds of millimetres of rain swells river catchments across WA's north.
A national scientific agency says Queensland's UV index so far this summer is higher than in previous years.
Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.