Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A high [1027hPa] lies over southeastern Australia and is slowly moving east while a new high is expected to move into the Great Australian Bight on Wednesday. This new high will send a southeasterly surge northwards through the Territory, arriving across coastal waters from Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 June

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the far north, near zero chance elsewhere.

Thursday 29 June

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore east of Maningrida, near zero chance elsewhere.

Friday 30 June

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am CST Wednesday.

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