Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm CST on Sunday 5 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1033 hPa] currently over South Australia is extending a strong ridge into central and northern Australia. The high will move slowly eastwards over the next few days to lie over the Tasman Sea late Wednesday, maintaining the fresh to strong east to southeast winds over the Top End.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Arafura Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore west of Maningrida in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 6 July

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Arafura Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore west of Maningrida early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 7 July

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 8 July

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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