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Northern Territory Weather

Current Warnings
 

Northern Territory Forecast

  • Friday Heavy rain and storms across the north. Patchy showers/storms in west. Sunny and dry E.

  • Saturday Heavy showers and storms across the north and west. Very hot and dry for central parts.

  • Sunday Rain and storms over the Top End. Dry further S. Very hot in the south, milder and humid in the N.

  • Monday Storms with very heavy rain across the north. Sunny with light winds over central and south.

  • Tuesday Light winds, dry and partly cloudy in the south. Heavy rain, showers and storms across the N.

NT Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 16/01 Wed 17/01 Thu 18/01

39.8°C

Kintore
Hottest

40.9°C

Lajamanu

42.5°C

Lajamanu

40.5°C

Curtin Springs

43.9°C

Jervois

23.6°C

Darwin Ap
Coldest

17.2°C

Alice Springs Ap

18.9°C

Arltunga

20.3°C

Curtin Springs

14.0°C

Arltunga

N 35km/h

Cape Wessel
Windiest

79km/h

Centre Island

72km/h

Lajamanu

68km/h

Centre Island
-
no rain last hr Wettest

41.4mm

Noonamah

59.6mm

Jabiru Ap

93.0mm

Cape Wessel

93.0mm

Cape Wessel
Northern Territory's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 48.3°C at
Finke in 1960
Lowest 16.0°C at
Kulgera in 1983
Highest 33.7°C at
Jervois in 2006
Lowest 6.7°C at
Tempe Downs in 1970
Highest 507.5mm at
Yirrkala Mission in 1958

Northern Territory Weather Forecasts

Station
(ungroup by district)
Forecast Min Max Chance of rain Rain amount Frost risk 9am 3pm
Wind RH Wind RH
°C °C km/h % km/h %
Possible thunderstorm
25 32 90% 20-40mm Nil NW 16 83 NW 28 71
Thunderstorms
24 33 90% 5-10mm Nil NW 12 85 WNW 14 69
Possible thunderstorm
24 33 90% 10-20mm Nil NW 22 80 NW 24 76
Possible thunderstorm
24 34 80% 10-20mm Nil - - - -
Possible thunderstorm
24 39 30% 1-5mm Nil ENE 18 59 ESE 24 27
Mostly sunny
25 41 20% < 1mm Nil ESE 19 19 SE 22 12
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Weather News

Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

18:30 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, with temperatures in some areas already hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

Melbourne hits 42C as Victorians warned to take 'heat kills' warnings seriously

18:22 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — have battled through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtailed some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stood on high alert.

SA heatwave will not affect power supply, Treasurer says, as TDU amateur cyclists ignore warnings

17:55 EDT

The South Australian Government is not expecting to use the state's new backup diesel power generators despite temperatures well into the mid-40s forcing a tight power supply balance.