IDD10111 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Territory Forecast Issued at 5:00 am CST on Thursday 12 December 2013 Warning Summary For the latest warnings for the Northern Territory, please check the Bureau's web site at www.bom.gov.au/nt/warnings/. Current Weather Summary and Future Developments: A weakening ridge along the Queensland coast is directing a warm to hot northeast to northwest flow over the north of the Territory ahead of a trough moving north through the Barkly and Victoria River Districts. Areas of cloud and isolated showers and storms clearing from the south as the trough heads north. Isolated showers and storms in the north, mainly about the coasts, becoming a little more widespread later in the week as the trough approaches the Top End. The Queensland ridge strengthens on the weekend, pushing the trough and the shower and storm activity south again early next week. Forecast for Thursday: North of Elliott... Mostly sunny over eastern Top End with isolated afternoon showers near the north coast. Isolated showers and storms elsewhere, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds. South of Elliott ... Isolated showers and storms over western Victoria River District. Patchy cloud north of Alice Springs with isolated showers clearing during the day. Mostly sunny to the south. A little warmer with moderate east to southeast winds. Fire Danger: High over the Barkly and Roper-McArthur Districts. Forecast for Friday: Isolated showers and storms north of Elliott and over western Victoria River District, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Mostly sunny and warmer in the south. Moderate northeast to southeast winds, tending west to northwest north of Daly Waters. Saturday Outlook: Isolated showers and storms north of Elliott. Mostly sunny and warm to hot in south. Sunday Outlook: Isolated showers and storms in the north. Mostly sunny, warm to hot in the south. The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 pm CST Thursday.