Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Tuesday 21 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. Warmer northerly winds in the south as a trough over Western Australia slowly approaches the southwest of the Territory. The trough moves into the far southwest of the Territory this week as a weak cloud band develops. Very little rainfall, if any, is expected with this cloud band.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Slight chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot in the south with some cloud over the southwest Lasseter District. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending fresh and gusty at times in the south.

Fire Danger - Severe over the Darwin and Adelaide River District, High to Very High elsewhere north of the Lasseter and Simpson Districts.

Wednesday 22 October

Slight chance of showers about the coasts. Warm to hot to the south with patchy cloud over the Lasseter district. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds.

Thursday 23 October

Slight chance of showers about the coasts and slight chance of storms in the southwest Top End. Warm to hot to the south with patchy cloud over the Lasseter district. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending fresh and 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. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending moderate to fresh northerly in the south.

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

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