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.
Severe thunderstorms caused damage in northeastern New South Wales and southeast Queensland on Sunday and should do so again during the next few days.
A very dangerous thunderstorm moving across south-east Queensland is heading toward Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Several people including babies have been rescued from Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales after the roof of the maternity ward collapsed.