Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge over the Queensland coast maintains east to southeasterly winds over the eastern and northern coastal waters. From Saturday, a strong southeast surge from a developing ridge of high pressure over central Australia will extend across southern coastal waters and direct southeast winds throughout all coast waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Maningrida in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore east of Maningrida.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 17 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore west of Maningrida.

Sunday 18 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
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the evening.

Monday 19 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeast 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 Saturday.

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