Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am CST on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough lying over the Tanami and southern Barkly Districts will move northwards to be located over the Carpentaria District by Friday as a southeasterly flow develops south of Elliott. A monsoon break period continues over the Top End with isolated showers and gusty thunderstorms persisting north of the trough for the remainder of the week. Severe heatwave conditions currently over parts of the Carpentaria, Barkly and Gregory Districts are expected to spread to the Top End as hot air moves north through the Territory.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

A slight to medium chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms north of Renner Springs and over northwest Tanami District. Sunny elsewhere. Hot to very hot across central districts, Arnhem and inland parts of the Daly Districts. Light to moderate west to northwest winds north of Renner Springs, tending moderate to fresh east to southeast winds in the south.

Fire Danger - High to very high south of Tennant Creek.

Friday 22 February

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Daly Waters, western Gregory and far northwest Tanami Districts, increasing to a medium chance over northern Top End. Sunny elsewhere. Hot to very hot across central districts, Arnhem and inland parts of the Daly Districts. Light winds north of Daly Waters, tending moderate east to southeast winds in the south. Winds fresh and gusty in the morning through the central districts.

Saturday 23 February

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Katherine and over the eastern Simpson District, increasing to a medium chance near the north coast of the Top End and Tiwi Islands. Sunny elsewhere. Hot to very hot across central districts, Arnhem and inland parts of the Daly Districts. Light winds north of Katherine, tending moderate east to southeast winds in the south. Winds fresh and gusty at times in the morning through central and southern districts.

Sunday 24 February

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms north of Katherine, eastern Simpson and northwestern Gregory Districts, increasing to a medium chance near the north coast of the Top End and Tiwi Islands. Sunny elsewhere. Hot to very hot across central districts, Arnhem and inland parts of the Daly Districts. Light winds north of Katherine, tending moderate east to southeast winds in the south. Winds fresh and gusty at times in the morning through central and southern districts.

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

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