Darwin Harbour Forecast

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm CST on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1021 hPa] over New South Wales is extending a ridge over eastern Queensland. The ridge will build along the Queensland coast as the high drifts east, maintaining moderate to fresh easterly winds over Northern Territory waters, increasing to strong at times over the northern Gulf of Carpentaria. A heat trough will remain over the Kimberley.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 2 October

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 3 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 4 October

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming northwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 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.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am CST Friday.

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