Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Thursday 22 February 2024.

Weather Situation

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln continues to move west, well away from the NT. This is resulting in a broad area of low pressure across the Territory leading to isolated showers and storms north of about Barrow Creek. On Friday a trough over South Australia will move northwards into the Northern Territory and bring a slightly cooler and drier southerly change to the far south.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly sunny in the Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson Districts. A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Elliott and a slight chance in the Barkly and remainder of the Gregory Districts. Very hot south of Ti Tree. Light to moderate southwest to northwest winds, turning south to southeast in the Lasseter and western Simpson Districts during the afternoon and evening.

Fire Danger - High in the eastern Lasseter District.

Friday 23 February

Mostly sunny in the Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson Districts. A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Very hot south of Barrow Creek but a cooler in the far south. Light to moderate southeast winds in the Lasseter and western Simpson Districts, extending northwards to Tennant Creek during the day. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds elsewhere. Winds fresh and gusty at times during the day south of Barrow Creek.

Saturday 24 February

A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Daly Waters and a slight to medium chance elsewhere north of Barrow Creek. Mostly sunny south of Barrow Creek. Very hot in the southern Tanami, northern Lasseter and eastern Simpson Districts. Light to moderate east to southeast winds south of Tennant Creek, extending northwards to Daly Waters during the day. Light winds elsewhere. Winds fresh and gusty during the morning in the Lasseter and southern Tanami Districts.

Sunday 25 February

Mostly sunny in the Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson Districts. A medium to high chance of showers and thunderstorms over the Top End and in the Carpentaria District and a slight to medium chance across the remainder. Very hot in the south of Barrow Creek. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds south of the Top End. Light winds elsewhere. Winds fresh and gusty during the morning in the Lasseter District.

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

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