Weather Warnings - Ocean Gale Warning
High Seas Weather Warning for METAREA 10
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
At 0604UTC 9 January 2017
GALE WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN AREA
PLEASE BE AWARE
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
SITUATION AT 0600UTC
Vigorous flow around a low  976hPa near 50S135E. Forecast low  974hPa
near 52S141E at 091200UTC and low  974hPa near 54S144E at 091800UTC.
Bounded by 45S134E 50S133E 50S152E 45S134E.
Clockwise winds 34/47 knots within 300nm of low  in northern semicircle.
Winds decreasing below 34 knots throughout by 091800UTC. Very rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.
The monsoon trough has redeveloped over northern Australia this week, bringing Darwin its heaviest rain five years.