Northern Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:46 pm CST on Monday 21 October 2019.

Weather Situation

Hot to very hot conditions will ease early this week over the northern half of the Territory. A high over the southeast of Australia will move east and weaken during the week as a trough develops over Western Australia. Becoming warmer in the south mid-week ahead of the trough, which will move through southern districts late Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy in the Tanami, Lasseter and western Simpson Districts. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds.

Tuesday 22 October

A slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm over Groote Eylandt and in the eastern Carpentaria District. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Very hot in the Daly and northwest Gregory Districts away from the coast. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds, fresh and gusty at times during the morning south of the Top End.

Fire Danger - Severe over the northwest Daly and Gregory Districts. High to Very High elsewhere.

Wednesday 23 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms about the eastern Carpentaria and northeast Barkly Districts, and along the west coast of the Top End. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds, tending northeast to northwest in the Lasseter District.

Thursday 24 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms about the west coast of the Top End, Gregory, Tanami, Lasseter and western Simpson Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, tending moderate to fresh and gusty during the morning south of Tennant Creek, ahead of a late southerly change in the Lasseter District.

Friday 25 October

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms about the west coast of the Top End, Gregory, Tanami, western Simpson and southwest Barkly Districts. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate north to northwest winds, ahead of a fresh and gusty southeasterly change moving through the Lasseter and Simpson Districts.

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

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