Tuesday Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorms in the far north and west during this afternoon and early evening. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 37 to 43.
Wednesday Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far north in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Thursday Very hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the northeast, most likely in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Very hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
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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.