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 Wednesday 23 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 western and central
Australia. A series of weak troughs lie over the eastern interior. Another heat
trough lies over the Pilbara. 

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 and trough. Mid to
high level cloud over NE QLD is also associated with the tropical low.
Convective cloud in the Tasman Sea is associated with the remains of a cold
front. Low cloud associated with moist onshore flow can be seen along much of
the southern Australian coastline. The rest of the continent remains relatively
cloud free under the influence of the ridge.