Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Friday 21 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge along the Queensland coast is directing drier air into the Top End with showers and storms mainly over northern and western parts. A series of troughs moving through central Australia will bring showers and storms across central and southern parts of the Territory over the next few days. Hot to very hot conditions across the Territory continuing into the weekend before easing a little early next week as shower and storm activity becomes a bit more widespread in the north and a ridge of high pressure brings a slightly cooler clearing southeast change to the southern districts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear over the southern Arnhem and the Carpentaria Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and gusty storms elsewhere. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds throughout.

Saturday 22 November

Mostly sunny over the Arnhem, Carpentaria and eastern Daly Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere. Hot to very hot throughout. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, fresh and gusty at times in the south.

Fire Danger - High to Very High throughout.

Sunday 23 November

Mostly sunny over the Arnhem, Carpentaria and eastern Daly Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere. Hot to very hot throughout. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, fresh and gusty at times in the south.

Monday 24 November

Mostly sunny over the Arnhem, northern Carpentaria and southwest Lasseter Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere. Hot to very hot throughout. A little cooler in the Lasseter District, hot elsewhere. Fresh and gusty southerly winds developing in the far south, light to moderate northeast to northwest winds elsewhere.

Tuesday 25 November

Mostly sunny over the southeast Arnhem, northern Carpentaria, Lasseter and southern Simpson Districts. Slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere. Hot over the Top End. Moderate southeast winds over the southern half, fresh at times in the morning, light to moderate northeast to northwest winds elsewhere.

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

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