Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A stationary trough extends across the central districts. A warm and humid westerly flow will continue over the Top End north of this trough, freshening from today as a surge in the westerlies begins to develop across the coastal waters. A tropical low near the Queensland border south of the Gulf of Carpentaria is slowly moving northeast and is expected to be located near the Gulf of Carpentaria southern coast tonight. The tropical low may briefly move over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria waters, before moving back over central districts on Wednesday, bringing rain and heavy falls to the central districts and later to the southern districts. Meanwhile, a ridge across southern NT will maintain mostly sunny and very hot conditions for another day or so, before increasing cloud brings cooler and wetter conditions later in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

A high chance of showers and thunderstorms across the eastern Barkly and eastern Carpentaria Districts, with isolated heavy falls possible with thunderstorms. Sunny across the Tanami, Lasseter and western Simpson Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Gusty winds with thunderstorms across the Gregory and southern Daly Districts. Very hot in the Simpson, Lasseter, Tanami and southern Gregory Districts. Light to moderate southwest to northwest winds north of Elliott, fresh and gusty about the north coast. Moderate east to southeast winds south of Elliott, fresh and gusty at times.

Fire Danger - High south of Tennant Creek and across the Tanami and southern Gregory Districts.

Tuesday 28 January

A high chance of showers and thunderstorms across northeast Arnhem, far eastern Carpentaria and far eastern Barkly Districts. Isolated heavy falls possible with thunderstorms across the eastern Carpentaria and Barkly Districts. Mostly sunny across the Tanami and Lasseter Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms elsewhere. Very hot in the southern Simpson, Lasseter, Tanami, western Barkly and Gregory Districts. Light to moderate west to northwest winds north of Daly Waters, fresh and gusty about the north and west coasts. Moderate northeast to southeast winds south of Daly Waters, fresh and gusty south of Elliott.

Wednesday 29 January

A high chance of showers and thunderstorms across eastern Daly, Arnhem, Carpentaria and Barkly Districts. Areas of rain with heavy falls possible over the central districts. Partly cloudy across southern Lasseter and southern Simpson Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Very hot near the Western Australian and South Australian borders. Light to moderate west to northwest winds north of Daly Waters, fresh and gusty about the north and west coasts. Moderate northeast to southeast winds south of Daly Waters, fresh and gusty at times.

Thursday 30 January

A high chance of of showers and thunderstorms about the north coast, western Top End, Carpentaria and Barkly Districts. Areas of rain with heavy falls possible over the central and southern districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Light to moderate southwest to northwest winds north of Tennant Creek, fresh and gusty about the north and west coasts. Moderate northeast to southeast winds elsewhere, fresh and gusty at times.

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

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