Roper Groote Coast Forecast: Cape Arnhem to QLD-NT Border

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Saturday 25 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough extending across the central districts will remain almost stationary for the next few days. A tropical low [1006 hPa], embedded within this trough, is located over the northeastern Barkly District. The low is expected to be slow-moving for another day before moving closer to the Gulf of Carpentaria southern coast on Monday or Tuesday. The tropical low may briefly move over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria waters, before moving back over land around middle of next week. Winds will freshen over coastal waters from Monday as a surge in the westerlies develops.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots northeast of Groote Eylandt in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 26 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Numbulwar during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Groote Eylandt.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 27 January

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 28 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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.

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

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