Northern Territory and North Kimberley Coastal Waters Forecasts

IDD10230
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Northern Territory

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Territory
Issued at 5:45 pm CST on Friday 18 April 2014
Valid until midnight Monday

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Please Be Aware
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Warnings
Nil.

Synoptic Situation
A ridge over southern Australia directs mainly east to southeast winds over
Territory waters.  Winds strengthen over northern and eastern waters during the
weekend as a high moves across southern Australia, reinforcing the ridge.  

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WA Border to Daly River Mouth: 
Friday until midnight: East to southeast winds 10 knots. Inshore sea breezes 10
to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Saturday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes
10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m.
Sunday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 knots.
Monday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 knots.

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Daly River Mouth to Cape Don: 
Friday until midnight: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore sea
breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Saturday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north
of the Tiwi Islands. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
1.5m, reaching 2m north of the Tiwi Islands. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Sunday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots
north of the Tiwi Islands.
Monday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots
north of the Tiwi Islands.

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Cape Don to Cape Wessel: 
Friday until midnight: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore sea
breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Saturday: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes
10 to 15 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Sunday Outlook: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Outlook: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.

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Northwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Friday until midnight: East to southeast winds about 15 knots. Seas to 1.5m.
Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Saturday: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2m. Gusts to 35
knots with storms. 
Sunday Outlook: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Outlook: Easterly winds 15 to 20 knots.

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Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Friday until midnight: East to southeast winds about 15 knots. Inshore sea
breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas to 1.5m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms. 
Saturday: East to southeast winds about 15 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes
10 to 15 knots. Seas to 1.5m. Gusts to 35 knots with storms.
Sunday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Outlook: Easterly winds 10 to 15 knots.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:45 am CST Saturday.