Wednesday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the northwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Gusty winds possible with thunderstorms. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE in the late morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 37 to 43.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far northeast in the afternoon and early evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Friday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the north, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE 25 to 35 km/h during the day then tending E/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers and thunderstorms, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 25 to 40 km/h.
Gascoyne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||30||70%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 20||76||S 20||75|
||27||39||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 16||51||NNE 21||33|
||26||37||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 13||53||NNE 16||42|
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.