Monday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Tuesday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre for a period during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Wednesday: Southerly 15/25 knots, tending for a period during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning then increasing to 20/30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.Issued Mon 16:01 WST
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.