Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

Generally hot and humid northerly winds over the north of the Territory are converging into a broad trough lying through central parts. Showers and storms will extend throughout today as another trough from WA moves across the south. A strong ridge extends into the Bight from Tuesday, causing the trough to move north with showers and storms gradually clearing from the south this week as a cooler southeast flow develops.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

A slight to medium chance of showers and storms throughout, reaching medium to high in the west. Damaging wind gusts with small hail possible with storms in the far southwest. Hot over parts of the Tiwi, southern Barkly and Simpson districts, tending very hot in the eastern Simpson District. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds ahead of a late southerly change in the Lasseter District.

Fire Danger - High over the northwest Top End, eastern Carpentaria, Simpson and southern Barkly districts.

Tuesday 23 December

Medium to high chance of showers and storms, clearing from the far southern Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts. Moderate to heavy falls possible inland over central and northern districts. Hot over parts of the Tiwi District. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending cooler moderate to fresh south to southeast in the Lasseter and Simpson Districts.

Wednesday 24 December

Partly cloudy over southern Tanami, Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere, reaching medium to high over central and northern districts. Moderate to heavy falls possible inland over central and northern districts. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending cooler moderate to fresh south to southeast in the southern Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson districts.

Thursday 25 December

Mostly sunny over southern districts. Elsewhere, slight to medium chance of showers and storms, reaching medium to high over central and northern districts. Moderate to heavy falls possible inland over central and northern districts. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending cooler moderate to fresh south to southeast in the southern Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson districts.

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

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