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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Hazards

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

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:10 am

Day 34°    Night 24°
29°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

7 am
1.01m
2 pm
1.79m
7 pm
1.59m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 33°    Night 24°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the early afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the evening.

Tide

12 am
1.92m
8 am
0.92m
2 pm
1.89m
8 pm
1.51m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 23rd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 24th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 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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