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 Thursday 24 April 2014
Valid until midnight Sunday

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 tropical low in the Arafura Sea extends a trough over the northeast
Top End.  The low will remain slow moving off the north coast for the next few
days.

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

IDD1023004
Daly River Mouth to Cape Don: 
Thursday until midnight: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Inshore sea breezes 10
to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5m. Isolated storms with gusts to 35 knots in the
north.
Friday: Southwest to 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.
Saturday Outlook: Southeast to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Outlook: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots northeast Tiwi
Island.

IDD1023005
Cape Don to Cape Wessel: 
Thursday until midnight: West of Maningrida: South to southeast winds 15 to 20
knots. Seas 1.5 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: West of Maningrida: South to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1.5 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.
Saturday Outlook: Northeast to southeast winds 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Outlook: Northeast to southeast winds 15 to 25 knots.

IDD1023006
Northwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Thursday until midnight: North to northeast winds about 15 to 20 knots. Seas
1.5m to 2m. Scattered storms with gusts to 40 knots.
Friday: North to northeast winds about 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1.5m to 2m.
Scattered storms with gusts to 40 knots.
Saturday Outlook: East to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Outlook: East to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots.

IDD1023007
Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Thursday until midnight: East to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2m.
Scattered storms with gust to 40 knots.
Friday: East to southeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2m. Scattered storms
with gust to 40 knots.
Saturday Outlook: East to southeast winds 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Outlook: East winds 10 to 15 knots.

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