Monday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Port Stephens in the evening. Winds turning northerly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of Port Stephens. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Tuesday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Norah Head in the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly at 15/25 knots in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Port Stephens. Outlook Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15/20 knots early in the morning then tending easterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Port Stephens around midday. Outlook Thursday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.Issued Mon 22:00 EDT
19:09 EDT Darwin should be set for some much needed relief from hot and steamy weather, with the Bureau of of Meteorology predicting a monsoon trough would set in over the city on New Year's Eve.