Notes on the Weather for Northern Territory

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre

Explanatory Notes
issued 10:15 am CST Thursday 24 April 2014

6am Weather Chart

A weak high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the eastern coast. Another
high in the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge over central Australia. A
trough southeast of Gulf of Carpentaria linked to a low south of Qld to trough
extending to southeast of the continent. Another heat trough lies over the
Pilbara linked to a heat low west WA. A tropical low located  north maritime in
Arafura Sea.

9am Satellite Picture

Convective cloud with showers and thunderstorms can be seen over the Arafura Sea
and Gulf of Carpentaria is associated with a tropical low. Mid to high level
cloud over centre QLD extending to Tasman Sea. Convective cloud southeast of the
continent in the Tasman Sea is associated with trough . Low cloud associated
with moist onshore flow can be seen along much of the southern Australian
coastline. Mid to high level cloud can be seen centre and south WA. The rest of
the continent remains relatively cloud free under the influence of the ridge.