Notes on the Weather for Northern Territory

IDD10120
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre

Explanatory Notes
issued 10:15 am CST Sunday 20 April 2014

6am Weather Chart

A weak high over inland NSW extends a ridge into southern and central Australia.
A trough extends through central WA, while a cold front is moving east through
the Southern Ocean. A second trough lies through Queensland.

9am Satellite Picture

Convective cloud with showers and thunderstorms can over the Arafura Sea and
Gulf of Carpentaria associated with a moist air mass.  Low cloud associated with
an moist onshore flow can be seen along southern Australian coastlines. Some
high cloud over southwestern WA is the result of an upper trough in the indian
Ocean. The rest of the continent remains relatively cloud free under the
influence of the ridge.