Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:45 am CST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weakening high in the Tasman Sea is directing a dry southeasterly flow across the north of the Territory. Winds easing briefly before the ridge strengthens over southern Australia in the coming days.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far north.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore east of Maningrida, near zero chance elsewhere.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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

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