Northern Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Northern Territory

Forecast issued at 4:59 pm CST on Friday 29 April 2016.

Weather Situation

A weakening ridge of high pressure over eastern Australia is directing an east to southeast flow across the Territory, tending more humid easterly over the Top End. Isolated showers and the odd storm in coastal and adjacent inland areas, extending a little further inland over the next few days. A trough moving across the south of Territory today will weaken as it moves eastwards. Another trough moves across the south on the weekend with a cooler southeast change extending throughout the Lasseter and Simpson districts from Sunday. A weak cloud band persists over the far south for the next few days, though little or no rain is expected. The cloud band is expected to thicken from Monday with some patchy light rain developing across the southern half.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

A slight chance of showers in the Arnhem, Tiwi, northern Daly and eastern Carpentaria Districts, increasing to a medium chance in the northeast Arnhem District. Cloudy areas over southern parts of the Territory. Light to moderate east to northeast winds tending moderate northerly over the Barkly and Simpson districts ahead of a weak southeast change moving through the Lasseter and Simpson Districts.

Saturday 30 April

A slight chance of showers and one or two storms in the Arnhem, Tiwi, Daly and eastern Carpentaria Districts, increasing to a medium chance in the northeast Arnhem District. Cloudy areas over central and southern parts of the Territory. Light to moderate east to northeast winds tending northerly in the south ahead of a late southerly change over the Lasseter and southern Simpson Districts.

Fire Danger - Low-moderate.

Sunday 1 May

Cloudy areas over most parts of the Territory with a slight chance of showers and isolated storms north of Elliott, increasing to a medium chance in the northeast Arnhem and Tiwi Districts. A slight chance of showers in the far southern Lasseter and Simpson districts. Light to moderate east to northeast winds tending moderate southeasterly south of Barrow Creek, fresh at times in the morning.

Monday 2 May

Cloudy areas over most parts of the Territory with a slight chance of showers and isolated storms across most parts, increasing to a medium chance in the Arnhem, Tiwi, Daly, Gregory and Tanami Districts. Some areas of patchy light rain developing in the south. Light to moderate east to southeast winds.

Tuesday 3 May

A slight chance of showers and isolated storms in the Simpson, northern Lasseter, Gregory, Daly and Arnhem districts, increasing to medium about the Gregory, western Tanami, Tiwi districts and the north and northwest coasts. Light to moderate east to northeast winds tending east to southeast south of Elliott, tending fresh at times in the morning in the Barkly district.

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

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