Gove Peninsula Coast Forecast: Cape Wessel to Cape Arnhem

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:45 am CST on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends across central Australia and the Queensland coast. A trough is deepening over the Gulf of Carpentaria and a weak tropical low is forming within this trough, which may persist in the Gulf until the weekend. A heat trough is also expected to develop near the Top End west coast and Kimberley on Wednesday. A new southeast surge will develop over southern coastal waters from Thursday as a ridge strengthens over central Australia.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 22 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre south of Cape Wessel.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 23 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Cape Wessel during the afternoon.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. 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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm CST Wednesday.

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