Monday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots in the east at first. Southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore, becoming general this evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Tuesday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore, turning southwesterly at 25/35 knots during the afternoon. Southwesterly wind easing to 20/30 knots during the evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Afternoon inshore breezes to 20 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.Issued Mon 17:24 EDT
17:25 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.