Northern Territory Forecast

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No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge along the Queensland coast is directing a mostly dry easterly flow across the north. Showers and the odd storm about coastal areas, mostly in the west, as humidity increases during the next few days. In the south, warm to hot north to northeast winds ahead of a slow moving trough over the far southwest of the Territory. A patchy cloud band will develop in the southwest with possible showers and thunderstorms. However very little, if any rainfall is expected with this cloud band. Winds in the south turning southerly early Monday as the trough finally moves north, bringing cooler temperatures to the Lasseter and Simpson Districts early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Slight chance of showers and a possible storm about the coast, mainly in the southwest. Warm to hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of showers or storms in the Lasseter district, though little or no rain. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending variable over the Lasseter District.

Saturday 25 October

Slight chance of showers about the coasts, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. Hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of showers or storms in the Lasseter District, though little or no rain. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to northeast winds, tending north to northwest over the Lasseter District.

Fire Danger - High to Very High throughout.

Sunday 26 October

Slight chance of showers about the coasts, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. Hot to the south with some cloud and a slight chance of storms in the Lasseter and far southwest Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds over the Top End. Moderate northeast to northwest winds elsewhere, before a late southerly change in the Lasseter and western Simpson Districts.

Monday 27 October

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. A slight to medium chance of storms in the Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate easterly winds over the Top End. Moderate northeast winds elsewhere ahead of a moderate to fresh cooler southerly change in the Lasseter and Simpson Districts, extending into the southern Tanami and Barkly Districts later.

Tuesday 28 October

Slight chance of showers about the west coast, with a possible afternoon storm over the southwest Daly District. A slight chance of storms in the Lasseter, western Simpson, southern Tanami and southern Barkly Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate east to northeast winds north of Elliott. Moderate east to southeast winds south of Elliott, fresh and gusty at times in the morning.

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

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