Northern Territory Forecast

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No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Sunday 26 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge along the Queensland coast is directing an easterly flow across the north. Showers and the odd storm about coastal areas, mostly in the west, as humidity increases during the next few days. In the south, warm to hot northeast to northwest winds ahead of a slow moving trough over the far southwest of the Territory. A patchy cloud band in the southwest with possible showers and thunderstorms, although very little, if any, rainfall is expected. Winds in the south turning southerly late today as the trough moves north, bringing cooler temperatures to the Lasseter and Simpson Districts for a few days from Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly and far northwest Gregory Districts and the Tiwi Islands. Hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of storms in the Lasseter and far southwest Simpson Districts, though little or no rain. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds over the Top End. Moderate northeast to northwest winds elsewhere, fresh at times in the south during the morning before a late southerly change in the Lasseter and western Simpson Districts.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate in the Tanami and Lasseter, High to Very High elsewhere.

Monday 27 October

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. A slight to medium chance of storms in the Lasseter, southwest Simpson and southern Tanami Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds over the Top End. Moderate northeast winds elsewhere ahead of a moderate to fresh cooler southerly change in the Lasseter and Simpson Districts, extending into the southern Tanami and Barkly Districts later.

Tuesday 28 October

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. A slight chance of storms in the Lasseter, Simpson, southern Tanami and southern Barkly Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate east to northeast winds north of Tennant Creek. Moderate east to southeast winds south of Tennant Creek, fresh and gusty at times in the morning.

Wednesday 29 October

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate east to northeast winds north of Elliott. Moderate east to southeast winds south of Elliott, fresh and gusty at times in the morning.

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

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