Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Monday 3 October 2022.

Weather Situation

A broad trough over Western Australia will lead to an outbreak of showers and thunderstorms across much of the Northern Territory during the next few days. This trough will move across southern NT during Tuesday and across the Barkly during Wednesday. Another weaker trough will enter southern NT on Thursday, then a ridge of high pressure that will build across central Australia from Friday, which will push the trough northwards.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms across the Lasseter, Simpson, Tanami, and southern Gregory Districts and a slight to medium chance about the Top End, northern Gregory and western Barkly Districts. Possible severe thunderstorms across the Simpson, Tanami, eastern Lasseter and southern Gregory Districts with damaging winds and heavy rain. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, fresh and gusty in the Lasseter, southern Tanami and western Simpson Districts during the day. A moderate southwest to southerly change across the southwest Lasseter District during the evening.

Fire Danger - High in the Lasseter, eastern Simpson and northern Daly Districts.

Tuesday 4 October

A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms south of Elliott and across the western Top End and a slight to medium chance elsewhere. Possible severe thunderstorms across the Simpson, Barkly, Gregory and western Carpentaria Districts with damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds across the Top End, tending northwest to southwest elsewhere.

Wednesday 5 October

Mostly sunny across the Lasseter, western Simpson and southern Tanami Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, reaching a medium to high chance about the eastern Barkly District and the western Top End. Showers and storms clearing the eastern Simpson District during the morning. Light to moderate easterly winds north of Daly Waters. Light to moderate northeast to northwesterly winds elsewhere.

Thursday 6 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Tennant Creek, reaching a medium to high chance across the western Top End. Light to moderate east to northeasterly winds north of Tennant Creek, tending northeast to northwesterly elsewhere. A moderate southwest to southerly change developing across the Lasseter and southern Simpson Districts during the evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm CST Monday.

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