Monday: Westerly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the west. Tuesday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the far east, turning southwesterly at a similar strength during the morning. Southwesterly wind easing to 15/25 knots during the afternoon and to 10/20 knots at night. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres in the far east. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Afternoon inshore breezes to 20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning then turning south to southeasterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the west.Issued Mon 17:24 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.