Van Diemen Gulf Forecast

View the current warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CST on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough extends across the Territory just south of the Top End. A tropical low [1000 hPa] located over land in the Gulf Country, Queensland, is expected to move southwest overnight and Wednesday, and into the southeast Barkly District later on Wednesday afternoon. The trough and low are combining to produce a west to northwest flow across all coastal waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 29 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 4:45 am CST Wednesday.

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