Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 11:11 pm CST on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A firm ridge along the Queensland coast is directing a humid northeasterly flow across the northern parts of the Territory. Another ridge over central Australia is dissipating, allowing moist and unstable northerlies to redevelop across the central and southern districts ahead of the next trough approaching from WA. Showers and storms along the western border are expected to extend east as a couple of troughs move across central Australia over the next few days. A ridge of high pressure developing over southwestern Australia early in the week will bring a drier southerly change to much of the southern districts around middle of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

A slight to medium chance of showers and storms through western districts as well as Arnhem and southwest Simpson Districts, increasing to a high chance over the western Daly District. Mostly clear elsewhere. Light winds tending moderate southeast to southwest south of Barrow Creek.

Monday 20 November

Mostly sunny in the southwest Lasseter and far eastern Barkly Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere. Light winds tending moderate northeast to southeast south of Barrow Creek.

Fire Danger - High in the Carpentaria, Lasseter, northern Daly, southern Barkly and western Simpson Districts.

Tuesday 21 November

Sunny over the western Simpson, eastern Lasseter and southeast Tanami Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the Carpentaria, southern Daly, northeast Gregory and northeast Barkly Districts. Light to moderate northwest winds north of Barrow Creek, tending southwest to southeast south of Barrow Creek. Winds fresh and gusty south of Barrow Creek during the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 22 November

Sunny in the western Lasseter District. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the Carpentaria, southern Daly, southwest Arnhem and northeast Barkly Districts. Light to moderate northwest winds north of Barrow Creek, tending southeast to southwest south of Barrow Creek. Winds fresh and gusty south of Renner Springs during the afternoon and evening.

Thursday 23 November

Sunny in the Lasseter, southern Tanami and western Simpson Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the eastern Carpentaria and northeast Barkly Districts. Light to moderate northwest winds north of Tennant Creek, tending southeast south of Tennant Creek. Winds fresh and gusty over the Lasseter and Tanami Districts during the morning.

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

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