Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm CST on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1021 hPa] over New South Wales is extending a ridge over eastern Queensland. The ridge will build along the Queensland coast as the high drifts east, maintaining moderate to fresh easterly winds over Northern Territory waters, increasing to strong at times over the northern Gulf of Carpentaria. A heat trough will remain over the Kimberley.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Maningrida in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore east of Maningrida.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 2 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Arafura Coast

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 3 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 4 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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

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