North Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Weather

Forecast

North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island

Issued at: 18/01/2018 15:51.

A ridge of high pressure will extend a general east to northeasterly wind flow over Gulf of Carpentaria waters through the remainder of today and Friday. The ridge should then weaken over the weekend. A weak monsoon trough lies over the northern Arafura Sea and is moving closer to the north coast of the Top End. There are no indications as yet that the monsoon trough will extend into Gulf of Carpentaria waters during the forecast period.
Thursday, 18/01/2018
Winds Northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Weipa.
Weather Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.
Friday, 19/01/2018
Winds Variable about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots south of Weipa.
Seas Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre south of Weipa.
Weather Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.
Saturday, 20/01/2018
Winds East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn.
Seas Below 1 metre.
Weather Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. A thunderstorm likely.
Sunday, 21/01/2018
Winds Variable about 10 knots.
Seas Below 0.5 metres.
Weather Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. A thunderstorm likely.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 19/01/2018 04:45

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Current Weather

Weipa   18 Jan 22:00

Anemometer Location: Airport. 18m above sea level. 9km from coast.

Wind

E   7 kts

Gusts

9 kts

Temp

25.2°c

Rain 9am

5.6 mm

Horn Island   18 Jan 22:00

Anemometer Location: Airport, north of island. 4m above sea level. Island - 1km from Coast.

Wind

W   9 kts

Gusts

14 kts

Temp

25.1°c

Rain 9am

6.6 mm

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