Northern Territory and North Kimberley Coastal Waters Forecasts

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IDD10230
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Northern Territory

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Territory
Issued at 5:45 pm CST on Wednesday 1 October 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 high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and over
the Gulf of Carpentaria. A trough lies near the west coast. 

IDD1023003
WA Border to Daly River Mouth: 
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly
in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Thursday: Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to
northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming north to northwesterly
about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5
metres.
Friday Outlook: Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to
southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly in the late
evening.
Saturday Outlook: Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to
northwesterly during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the
evening.

IDD1023004
Daly River Mouth to Cape Don: 
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1
to 1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Thursday: Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to
southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending east to
northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing
to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Friday Outlook: Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending
southeasterly before dawn then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots
in the morning.
Saturday Outlook: Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.

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Cape Don to Cape Wessel: 
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre,
increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Thursday: Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1
to 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Friday Outlook: Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Outlook: Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.

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Northwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching
up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to
1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Thursday: Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in
the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the
morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday Outlook: Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15
knots during the day.
Saturday Outlook: Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots.

IDD1023007
Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria: 
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending
north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Thursday: Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15
knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late
evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Friday Outlook: Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10
to 15 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late
evening.
Saturday Outlook: Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10
to 15 knots during the evening.

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