Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near and west of Mt Isa, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls in the northwest this afternoon. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Thursday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm, most likely north of Mount Isa. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Friday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northwest in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending N/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Saturday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning E/NE during the day then tending N/NE during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||27||39||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 11||53||ENE 10||36|
||29||41||80%||1-5mm||Nil||N 17||38||E 12||22|
||28||41||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 11||45||E 14||25|
||29||42||80%||1-5mm||Nil||N 12||35||SE 12||20|
Wet weather sees Mount Todd gold mine owned by Vista Gold discharging contaminated water into Edith River
A gold mine north of Katherine has started deliberately discharging contaminated water into a river due to the heavy rainfall in the area.
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.