Marine Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning
Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For Northeastern Gulf of Carpentaria waters, north of Weipa.
Issued at 2:05 pm EST on Saturday 7 September 2013
A slow moving high pressure system [1030 hPa] over the Tasman Sea extends a firm
ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high is expected to weaken during the
next few days, with the ridge gradually relaxing as a result.
CANCELLED Strong Wind Warning
for Northeast Gulf Waters, north of Weipa
Winds are no longer expected to exceed 26 knots.
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.
Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.
A tropical low off north Queensland has a high chance of developing into a cyclone and making landfall by early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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