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Showers dampen the NT 's interior

Mellissa Mackellar, Saturday April 6, 2013 - 10:46 EDT

A low pressure trough has brought rain and storms to inland parts of the NT, with some areas picking up their heaviest falls in months.

Tennant Creek recorded 37mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, its heaviest since December. Most of the rain fell around sunrise, with 3mm in just ten minutes after 5am. This rain also brought cooling, with the mercury dipping to 17.7C. This was eight degrees cooler than the previous night and also made it the coolest night since December.

Elsewhere, Daly Waters in the Roper-McArthur picked up 21mm, their heaviest April rain in two years. In the Alice Springs District, Rabbit Flat and the Territory Grape Farm had their heaviest falls in over a month with 6mm each.

Further heavy falls are expected during Saturday, with the potential for as much as 50mm in some parts. Southern areas of the Barkly and Victoria River districts, and northern parts of the Alice are most likely to cop a soaking. This includes places like Lajamanu, Tennant Creek, Brunette Downs and Barrow Creek.

From Sunday a building high pressure ridge will cause showers and thunderstorms to contract north of about Elliot and become isolated.

- Weatherzone

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