Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough located over the Top End will move to the Kimberley on Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms across the northern and central districts will slowly contract north and west this week. A trough developing over WA from the middle of the week will cause showers and thunderstorms to extend over the western parts of the Territory. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure over central Australia will weaken from Tuesday, allowing warmer northeasterly winds to develop ahead of a slightly cooler change towards the end of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Ti Tree, increasing to a high chance across western Top End, Gregory and western Carpentaria Districts. Heavy falls possible over central Top End and Gregory District. Thunderstorms may be gusty over the Gregory District. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds north of Elliott, tending northeast to southeasterly to the south. Winds fresh and gusty at times south of Tennant Creek in the morning.

Fire Danger - High over southern Tanami and Barkly Districts.

Wednesday 28 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Top End, Tanami, northern Lasseter, western Carpentaria, far northwest Barkly and Gregory Districts increasing to a medium to high chance across the northern and western Top End and northwest Gregory Districts. Light to moderate east to northeast winds, fresh and gusty at times south of Elliott, becoming variable south of Tennant Creek during the afternoon.

Thursday 29 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms across western and northern Top End, Gregory, Tanami, Lasseter, western Simpson and southwest Barkly Districts, increasing to a medium chance across northwest Top End. Very hot in the far eastern Carpentaria District. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds, fresh and gusty at times south of Alice Springs, ahead of a fresh and gusty southwesterly change developing across the southern districts in the afternoon.

Friday 30 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over western Top End, Gregory, northern Tanami and western Barkly Districts; increasing to a medium chance near the west coast. Very hot across eastern Carpentaria and southeast Arnhem Districts, slightly cooler in the southern districts. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds, ahead of a fresh and gusty southwest to southeast change across the southern districts extending to Tennant Creek during the day.

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

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