Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Monday 22 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A ridge is weakening across the Northern Territory as a high moves across the Tasman Sea. A trough also extends over the northern Gulf of Carpentaria and eastern Arafura Sea and will weaken during Tuesday. The ridge will strengthen again across the Northern Territory from Thursday as another high moves towards the Great Australian Bight.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre in the far north.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers east of Maningrida, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore east of Maningrida.

Tuesday 23 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Maningrida.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
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.

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

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