Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Mild Saturday for the Top End

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday May 25, 2013 - 10:57 EST

Darwin and parts of the Northern Territory have had their coolest morning since August.

A high pressure system brought clear skies overnight to the Top End and much the Northern Territory. This coupled with a relatively mild airmass allowed Darwin to drop under 18 degrees, making it the coolest morning since August. It wasn't only those in the Top End that awoke to a mild start to the weekend. In Alice Springs it cooled to just five degrees, the lowest since October.

The mild airmass over the Top End will cool further, preventing the mercury from reaching 30 degrees. Darwin is forecast to reach just 29 today despite the sunny skies. In March it only reached 28.9, however this was due to thick cloud that lingered throughout the day. Should Darwin only reach the forecast 29 it will be the first time it's done so under sunny skies since August.

On Sunday Darwin is forecast to reach 30 before warming up to 32 to start the working week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Tropical Cyclone Marcus: Darwin schools to close as clean-up continues

08:00 EDT

Schools across Darwin will close on Monday as emergency services work to restore power and water in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

Victoria bushfires: Up to 18 homes damaged or destroyed in state's worst fires of season

07:21 EDT

Up to 18 homes have been destroyed or damaged in Victoria's worst fires of the season, which ripped through the state's south-west on the weekend, destroying houses, property and livestock.

Canberra dust storm sees more than 1,000 homes lose power

06:40 EDT

High winds caused more than 1,000 homes in Canberra to lose power and whipped a dusty haze over the city yesterday.