No warnings for the Northern Territory
Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Saturday 10 December 2016.
A patchy cloud band across central parts of the Territory is weakening. A trough across the Gregory and northern Barkly Districts is producing isolated showers and storms, while a ridge along the Queensland coast is directing drier air across the Top End. Showers and storms will increase across the Top End during the weekend and continue next week as humidity increases and the trough moves into southern parts of the Top End. A high in the Great Australian Bight will keep the southern half of the Territory clear until early next week when the high moves into the Tasman Sea and more humid northeast to northerly winds develop ahead of a trough that enters the southwest of the Territory on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Mostly sunny south of Tennant Creek with a slight to medium chance of showers and storms to the north, gusty over the Daly District. Moderate to fresh east to southeast winds south of Daly Waters. Light winds elsewhere.
Fire Danger - High over the Carpentaria, northern Barkly and southeast Gregory Districts.
Sunday 11 December
Sunny south of Tennant Creek with a slight to medium chance of showers and gusty storms to the north, increasing to a high chance over the Top End. Moderate to fresh east to southeast winds south of Elliott. Light winds elsewhere.
Monday 12 December
Mostly sunny over the Lasseter, Simpson and Tanami Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the Daly and Tiwi Islands. Isolated heavy falls with storms over the northern Top End. Moderate east to northeast winds south of Elliott, fresh at times over the Barkly and Tanami Districts. Light winds elsewhere.
Tuesday 13 December
Mostly sunny over the Tanami, Lasseter and western Simpson Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the Daly and Tiwi Islands. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, fresh at times south of Tennant Creek. A moderate to fresh southerly change moving through southern districts during the day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm CST Saturday.