Alau Creek - Beach in Minjilang Darwin NT - SLS Beachsafe

Alau Creek NT

The central portion of the bay has been infilled by up to 1.5 km of low beach ridge-cheniers-salt flat plain. Alaru Creek drains through the centre of the plain, with beach NT 228 to the south and NT 229 to the north. Beach NT 228 is a 2.6 km long,... Read more

The central portion of the bay has been infilled by up to 1.5 km of low beach ridge-cheniers-salt flat plain. Alaru Creek drains through the centre of the plain, with beach NT 228 to the south and NT 229 to the north. Beach NT 228 is a 2.6 km long, slightly curving, northwest-facing, low energy strip of high tide sand fronted by 800 m wide mud flats. It is backed by an inner chenier and extensive salt flats (Fig. 5.35) and abuts 20 m high bluffs at the western end, on top of which is a solitary house.

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About

Minjilang, NT 0822

Length:
2.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nt0228

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    Sharks
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  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

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Weather

Sunday 28, May 10:54 am

Day 31°    Night 21°
26.6°C
Windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly early in the morning then turning east to northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
2.35m
11 am
1.08m
4 pm
2.63m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 32°    Night 21°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.34m
12 am
0.09m
5 pm
2.54m
12 pm
1.07m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mon 29th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 30th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 31st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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