Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high moving into the Tasman Sea is causing an easterly flow over the Territory. A trough and easterly surge moving through the Arafura Sea will bring humid tropical air down over the Top End coast, increasing the chance of shower and storm activity from Friday. Winds tend warmer northeasterly over the south of the Territory ahead of a slow moving trough over WA. A cloud band with patchy rain will persist over the southwest of the Territory for the next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Morning fog patches about the eastern Top End and Carpentaria District. A slight to medium chance of showers developing over northeast Arnhem District. Cloudy across southern parts, with a slight to medium chance of light rain over the southwest Lasseter and Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds, fresh at times about the northeast coast. A southerly change developing over the Lasseter and Simpson Districts during the evening.

Fire Danger - High over Daly, Arnhem West and Carpentaria districts.

Friday 29 May

Morning fog patches over the Carpentaria District. High chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms near the northeast coast, with possible heavy falls.A slight to medium chance of showers developing over the remainder of the Top End. Cloudy across southern parts, with a slight to medium chance of rain over the southwest Lasseter and Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds, fresh at times about the north and east coasts.

Saturday 30 May

High chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms about the northwest coast. A slight to medium chance of showers over the remainder of the Top End, Carpentaria, northeast Barkly and far northern Gregory Districts. Cloudy across southern parts, with a slight to medium chance of rain over Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny over central parts. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds, fresh at times about the north and west coasts. Winds fresh and gusty at times during the morning in the Barkly and Tanami Districts.

Sunday 31 May

A slight to medium chance of showers over the Top End, Carpentaria, northeast Barkly and far northern Gregory Districts. High chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms about the northwest coast. Cloudy across southern parts, with a slight to medium chance of rain over Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny over central parts. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds.

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

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