Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am CST on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough persists over central Australia as a high [1024hPa] slowly weakens and moves east over the Tasman Sea, weakening the ridge over the Queensland coast during the week. Meanwhile, another high will move into the Great Australian Bight on Thursday, causing the trough to move back north towards to the base of the Top End.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 11 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Maningrida in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 12 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm CST Tuesday.

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