Northern Territory Forecast

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No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge along the Queensland coast is directing a mostly dry easterly flow across the north. A gradual return of showers to coastal areas as humidity increases during the next few days. In the south, warm north to northeast winds ahead of a trough approaching the far southwest of the Territory later this week. A patchy cloud band is expected to form towards the end of the week ahead of the trough with possible showers and thunderstorms. However very little rainfall, if any, is expected with this cloud band.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Slight chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot to the south with patchy cloud over the Lasseter district. Mostly sunny elsewhere apart from some early morning fog patches about the Gulf coast. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending east to southeast in the southwest Lasseter District.

Fire Danger - High to Very High north of the Lasseter and Simpson Districts.

Thursday 23 October

Slight chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot to the south. Cloud increasing over the Lasseter district with a slight chance of late storms in the far southwest. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending gusty northerly in the south.

Friday 24 October

Slight to medium chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of storms in the Lasseter district, extending into the southern Tanami and eastern Simpson Districts during the day. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending southeasterly in the southwest Lasseter District.

Saturday 25 October

Slight to medium chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of storms in the Lasseter, southern Tanami and eastern Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending east to southeast in the Lasseter, southern Tanami and eastern Simpson Districts.

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

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