Fairfax Media Network

Northern Territory Weather

Current Warnings
 

Northern Territory Forecast

  • Thursday Warm in the south. Hot in the north. Dry and sunny. Gusty winds in the south, light in the north.

  • Friday Isolted convective shower over the Top End. Very hot in the north, mild in the south.

  • Saturday Very hot in the north, grading warm in the south. Dry statewide, with a brisk southeasterly breeze.

  • Sunday Very hot in the north, grading warm in the south. Brisk winds in the south, dry statewide.

NT Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 14/08 Tue 15/08 Wed 16/08

29.1°C

Murganella Airstrip
Hottest

35.0°C

Middle Point

36.0°C

Middle Point

37.0°C

Ngukurr

37.0°C

Ngukurr

15.6°C

Curtin Springs
Coldest

3.0°C

Arltunga

6.5°C

Arltunga

7.0°C

Arltunga

-3.4°C

Arltunga

SSE 31km/h

Kintore
Windiest

46km/h

Central Arnhem

53km/h

Uluru

42km/h

Kintore
-
no rain last hr Wettest

0.4mm

Centre Island

2.4mm

Nhulunbuy Ap

0.2mm

Centre Island

0.2mm

Centre Island
Northern Territory's Records for August
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.2°C at
Cape Don in 2014
Lowest 7.0°C at
Alice Springs Ap in 1966
Highest 28.7°C at
Milikapiti in 1973
Lowest -5.4°C at
Tempe Downs in 1976
Highest 80.0mm at
Darwin Ap in 1947

Northern Territory Monthly Summaries

August 2017
Station
(Group by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
6.3 +0.3 25.8 +3.1 0.0 0
14.6 +1.1 33.5 +1.6 0.0 0
20.5 +0.2 32.5 +1.1 0.0 0
19.7 +0.6 36 30.2 +1.6 3.0 54
14.0 -0.4 29.4 +1.9 0.0 0
14.6 -0.4 33.4 +1.2 0.0 0
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.
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Climate change not the full story when it comes to above average winter temperatures

06:33 EST

Temperatures across southern Queensland and northern NSW have been up to 13 degrees Celsius above the August maximum on a number of days this week, and while climate change may the words on everyone's lips, it is not the whole story.

Damaging winds and flooding threaten South Australia

21:12 EST

It's going to be a windy 24 hours in South Australia as the second cold front of the week crosses the state's south.

Winter warmth strikes eastern states

18:07 EST

Parts of Queensland and New South Wales experienced their highest August temperature in eight years today.