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 Wednesday 23 April 2014
Valid until midnight Saturday

IDD1023001
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 east to southeast winds over Territory
waters. A weak tropical low in the northern Arafura Sea extends a trough over
the northeast Top End.  The low will slowly move south towards the north coast
tonight and on Thursday and will then remain fairly stationary offshore to the
north for the next few days.

IDD1023003
WA Border to Daly River Mouth: 
Wednesday until midnight: Southeast to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
1.5m.
Thursday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes
10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. 
Friday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Outlook: Variable winds 10 knots.

IDD1023004
Daly River Mouth to Cape Don: 
Wednesday until midnight: South to southeast winds 10 knots, reaching east to
southeast 10 to 15 knots east of Cape Hotham. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Isolated storms
with gusts to 35 knots in the northeast.
Thursday: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Isolated storms with gusts to 35 knots in the north.
Friday Outlook: Southwest to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Outlook: Southeast to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots.

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Cape Don to Cape Wessel: 
Wednesday until midnight: East to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
1.5m. Scattered storms with gusts to 40 knots.
Thursday: West of Maningrida: South to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to
2m. Scattered storms with gusts to 40 knots.
East of Maningrida: North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25
knots offshore. Seas 1.5 to 2m, tending 2 to 2.5m offshore. Scattered storms
with gusts to 40 knots.
Friday Outlook: Northeast to southeast winds 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Outlook: Northeast to southeast winds 15 to 25 knots.

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Northwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Wednesday until midnight: East to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
1.5m. Scattered storms with gusts to 40 knots.
Thursday: East to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Scattered
storms with gusts to 40 knots.
Friday Outlook: Northeast winds about 15 knots.
Saturday Outlook: East to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots.

IDD1023007
Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Wednesday until midnight: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to
25 knots south of Numbulwar. Seas 1.5 to 2m, tending 2 to 2.5m south of
Numbulwar. Scattered storms with gust to 40 knots.
Thursday: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots south
of Numbulwar. Seas 1.5 to 2m, rising to 2 to 2.5m south of Numbulwar. Scattered
storms with gust to 40 knots.
Friday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.

IDD1023008
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:45 am CST Thursday.