Marine Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning
Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For Margaret River to Walpole.
Issued at 10:00 pm WST on Sunday 21 October 2012
A cold front is approaching the southwest corner of the state and expected to
reach the coast early Monday morning.
Strong Wind Warning
Margaret River to Walpole
Winds increasing to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during Sunday evening, shifting
westerly and easing below 25 knots by Sunday mid-night. Seas to 3 metres. Swell
to 2 metres.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Monday.
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.
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.