Monday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 3 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Tuesday: Westerly 25/30 knots, increasing to 30/40 knots during the morning and early afternoon, then tending southwesterly late afternoon and evening before easing to 20/30 knots towards midnight. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore 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 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.