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Northern Territory Weather

Current Warnings
 

Northern Territory Forecast

  • Tuesday Rain & isolated storms in south, mainly southwest. Isolated showers/storms Top End, mainly north.

  • Wednesday Patchy light rain & isolated storms in south. Isolated showers/storms Top End, mainly northeast.

  • Thursday Rain & isolated storms in south, mainly southwest. Isolated showers/storms northern Top End.

  • Friday Rain & isolated storms in south. The odd shower/storm about Top End coast.

  • Saturday Generally sunny. Chance shower Top End coast. Cloud developing in far south.

NT Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 28/05 Sun 29/05 Mon 30/05

35.0°C

Bradshaw
Hottest

38.0°C

Bradshaw

37.0°C

Bradshaw

36.2°C

Douglas River

47.0°C

Bulman

17.8°C

Territory Grape Farm
Coldest

7.7°C

Jervois

11.0°C

Curtin Springs

12.0°C

Kulgera

2.6°C

Arltunga

ESE 31km/h

McCluer Is
Windiest

44km/h

Tennant Creek Ap

40km/h

McCluer Is

57km/h

McCluer Is
-
no rain last hr Wettest

6.6mm

Point Stuart

23.0mm

Cape Fourcroy

18.0mm

Territory Grape Farm

138.4mm

Cape Wessel
Northern Territory's Records for May
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.3°C at
Borroloola in 1997
Lowest 7.8°C at
Alice Springs in 1904
Highest 29.0°C at
Oenpelli in 1973
Lowest -4.2°C at
Arltunga in 2011
Highest 297.9mm at
Minjilang in 1977

Northern Territory Monthly Summaries

May 2016
Station
(Ungroup by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
72 24.7 +2.6 72 33.5 +1.5 63.8 301
20.9 +3.4 27 35.0 +2.9 11.4 814
24.0 +1.4 31.4 +1.5 163.4 186
19 20.7 +5.0 20 34.7 +2.5 18 50.0 862
44 19.2 +2.9 44 30.5 +2.9 27.2 328
11.1 +2.9 25.5 +2.4 54.4 291
10  
A yellow cell indicates a probable monthly record for this site (sites with ≥ 10 years of records only). The number of years of records available for the relevant field for this month is indicated in black. See the station's climate page for full details.
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