Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Weather Situation

Dry and windy conditions across the north of the Territory will ease from Friday as a high pressure system over South Australia moves east and weakens. It will become warmer in the south as winds tend northerly ahead of a trough that moves across southern districts on Saturday. On Sunday, a high pressure system will move into the Great Australia Bight and extend a ridge into central Australia. This ridge will direct a surge of southeasterly winds northwards and reach the Top End by the middle of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear skies. Moderate east to southeast winds, easing during the evening.

Friday 23 August

Sunny, apart from the chance of morning fog about the eastern Top End. Areas of morning frost in the Simpson District. Moderate east to southeast winds, tending northeast to northwest south of Barrow Creek.

Fire Danger - Very High over the northern Daly, northwest Gregory and eastern Carpentaria Districts.

Saturday 24 August

Sunny, apart from patchy morning fog about the eastern and northwest Top End and in the eastern Carpentaria District. Areas of morning frost in the Simpson and Lasseter Districts followed by a warmer day. Light to moderate easterly winds, tending northeast to northwest south of Barrow Creek ahead of a moderate southerly change moving through the Lasseter and southern Simpson Districts during the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 25 August

Sunny, apart from patchy morning fog about the Top End and eastern Carpentaria District. Cooler in the south. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty during the morning in the Lasseter District.

Monday 26 August

Partly cloudy over the Lasseter District. Sunny elsewhere apart from patchy morning fog about the Top End and eastern Carpentaria District. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty during the day in the Barkly District.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am CST Friday.

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