Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough has moved near the north coast and is causing isolated showers and storms closer to the north and west coasts of the Top End. Dry and mostly sunny conditions prevail elsewhere in the Territory in an east to southeast flow, which is causing hot conditions throughout and very hot conditions in the west. Showers and storms gradually return to the north next week as the trough moves south over the Top End and the dry air erodes. A slightly cooler southeast surge moves into the southern parts from Monday and brings some relief from the high temperatures.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

A slight chance of showers and gusty storms over the Daly, Tiwi, northern Arnhem and far northwest Gregory Districts. Clear elsewhere. Light winds, tending moderate southeast to northeasterly south of Daly Waters.

Sunday 14 February

A slight chance of showers and gusty storms over western and northern Top End, northwest Gregory and eastern Carpentaria Districts, increasing to a medium chance over the Tiwi Islands and northern Daly District. Sunny elsewhere. Hot throughout, reaching very hot in the west. Light winds, tending moderate southeast to northeasterly south of Elliott.

Fire Danger - Low to moderate.

Monday 15 February

A slight chance of showers and storms over western and northern Top End, Gregory, Carpentaria and northwest Tanami Districts, increasing to a medium chance over the Tiwi Islands and along the north coast. Sunny elsewhere. Hot north of Alice Springs, reaching very hot in the west. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, ahead of a slightly cooler and moderate to fresh south to southeast change across the southern districts.

Tuesday 16 February

A slight chance of showers and storms over the Top End, Gregory, Carpentaria and northern Tanami Districts, increasing to a medium chance over the Tiwi Islands and western Top End. Sunny elsewhere. Hot north of Barrow Creek. Light to moderate west to northwest winds, tending moderate southeast south of Tennant Creek. Winds fresh and gusty during the morning south of Tennant Creek.

Wednesday 17 February

A slight chance of showers and storms over the Top End, Carpentaria, Tanami and northern Barkly Districts, increasing to a medium chance over the Tiwi Islands, western Top End and Gregory District. Sunny elsewhere. Hot north of Barrow Creek. Light to moderate west to northwest winds, tending moderate southeast south of Elliott. Winds fresh and gusty during the morning south of Elliott.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am CST Sunday.

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