Northern Territory Visible Satellite/Lightning
Northern Territory Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over northern and western NT with a deep low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Skies are clearer in the south, particularly near Alice Springs due to a very weak ridge of high pressure.
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.