Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 10:00 am CST on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A monsoon trough extends across the base of Top End to a tropical low located over the northern Kimberley. The tropical low is expected to move southwest across the northern Kimberley and away from the Northern Territory during Thursday, while maintaining monsoonal westerly winds continuing across coastal waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore west of Maningrida.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 29 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Arafura Coast

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
West to northwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
West to northwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. 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 4:00 pm CST Thursday.

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