Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls in the northeast in the late morning and afternoon. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Sunny. Light winds becoming S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||37||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 13||58||SE 20||27|
||25||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 19||38||SE 23||16|
||23||39||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 17||47||-||-|
||24||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 19||39||SE 25||17|
Rivers down and cruises cancelled as Kakadu National Park swelters through one of its driest wet seasons on record
The World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is suffering through one of its driest wet seasons on record.
A powerful band of severe thunderstorms swept through Townsville on Monday evening, with rain rates in excess of 100mm per hour.
After a brief monsoonal burst of rain at the beginning of January for central parts of the Northern Territory, the Top End continues to miss out on the heavy falls.