Arafura Coast Forecast: Cape Don to Cape Wessel

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:45 am CST on Monday 30 March 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies over the Queensland coast, while a trough extends across the northern Arafura Sea to a weak low [1007 hPa] near Torres Strait. The low is expected to move east towards the Coral Sea and strengthen over the coming days. Another weak trough is located near the west coast of the Top End.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 31 March

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 1 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. 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 Monday.

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