Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge along the east coast of Australia is weakening. Warm, fresh northwesterly winds will redevelop across the southern NT today ahead of the next trough. This will see the possibility of showers and one or two storms over the Simpson District before clearing tomorrow. Light winds and local sea breezes will maintain more humid and warm conditions over the Top End this week with morning fog patches about the coasts.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Becoming partly cloudy south of Tennant Creek during the day, sunny elsewhere after patchy morning fog over the Arnhem, Carpentaria and Daly Districts. A slight chance of showers developing in the evening over the southeast Simpson District. A slight chance of an afternoon shower over Bathurst Island. Very warm over inland parts of the Top End. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds north of Renner Springs. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds south of Renner Springs tending moderate to fresh and gusty northwesterly during the afternoon before turning south to southwest in the Lasseter District during the evening.

Fire Danger - High over the northwest Top End and south of Mataranka.

Friday 14 August

A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms over the northeast Simpson and southern Barkly Districts, contracting east during the day. A slight chance of afternoon showers about the west coast. Chance of patchy morning fog over the Arnhem, Carpentaria and Daly Districts. Partly cloudy north of Barrow Creek, clearing east during the day. Sunny elsewhere. Very warm over inland parts of the Top End. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds north of Tennant Creek tending southwest to southeast to the south.

Saturday 15 August

Chance of patchy morning fog over the Arnhem, Carpentaria and Daly Districts. Partly cloudy north of Elliott, sunny elsewhere. Very warm over inland parts of the Top End. Light winds north of Daly Waters, tending light to moderate northeast to southeast elsewhere.

Sunday 16 August

Partly cloudy north of Daly Waters, sunny elsewhere. Very warm over inland parts of the Top End. Light winds north of Daly Waters with light to moderate east to northeast winds to the south, fresh at times at times over Barkly and Lasseter Districts during the day. Winds tending northeast to northwest in the Lasseter and Tanami Districts.

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

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