Van Diemen Gulf Forecast

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Thursday 2 February 2023.

Weather Situation

Monsoonal west to northwesterly winds extend across the coastal waters. The monsoon trough over central NT is moving northwards and will be located across the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and southern Timor Sea on Friday and across the central Gulf of Carpentaria and Top End north coast on Saturday. A weak low may form in the Gulf of Carpentaria during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 3 February

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 5 February

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming northwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 4:45 am CST Friday.

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