Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure system extends across northern parts of the Territory. This will maintain hot northwesterly winds over southern and central parts of the Territory, with temperatures up to 10 degrees above average in some areas. A cloud band associated with a trough over Western Australia is expected to develop over the southern districts tomorrow, bringing rain and a gradual end to the warm conditions.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear apart from a slight chance of showers and storms about the west coast. Cloud developing in the southwest with cooler conditions. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending fresh and gusty northwesterly south of Barrow Creek during the day resulting in hazy conditions.

Wednesday 27 September

Cloudy with a slight to medium chance of rain developing over the southwest Lasseter and southwest Simpson districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere apart from a slight chance of showers about the west coast. Cooler in the south. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending fresh and gusty northwesterly south of Tennant Creek during the day, ahead of a late southwest change in the far south.

Fire Danger - High to very high over the northern Daly and Carpentaria districts and south of Tennant Creek.

Thursday 28 September

Cloudy with a slight to medium chance of rain over the Lasseter, southern Tanami and southern Simpson districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere apart from a slight chance of showers about the west and northeast coast. Cooler in the south. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending south to southeasterly south of Barrow Creek.

Friday 29 September

Cloudy with a slight to medium chance of rain over the Lasseter, southern Tanami and southern Simpson districts, increasing to a high chance over the southern Lasseter district. Mostly sunny elsewhere apart from a slight chance of showers about the west coast and Tiwi Islands. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending east to southeasterly south of Barrow Creek.

Saturday 30 September

Cloudy with a slight to medium chance of rain over the southern Tanami and Simpson districts, increasing to a high chance over the Lasseter District. Mostly sunny elsewhere apart from a slight chance of showers about the west and northeast coast as well as the Tiwi Islands. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending moderate to fresh east to southeasterly south of Tennant Creek.

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

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