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Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For Northeastern Gulf of Carpentaria waters, north of Weipa.
Issued at 2:05 pm EST on Saturday 7 September 2013

Synoptic Situation
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.

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