Wednesday Very hot in the north and west. Gusty easterlies throughout.
Thursday Hot to very hot and mostly dry throughout. East to southeast winds, gusty in the south.
Friday Isolated showers and fresh winds in the Top End. Dry and hot elsewhere.
Saturday Generally dry throuhgout. Stable southeasterly flow.
Sunday Generally sunny and hot to very hot throughout. Cooling afternoon seabreezes on coast.
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.