Weather News

Fire danger in the western Top End

Ben Domensino, Monday August 26, 2019 - 18:18 EST

Dry and windy weather may cause severe fire danger ratings in parts of the western Top End on Tuesday.

A high pressure system centred over southern Australia will direct a surge of gusty winds across northern Australia on Tuesday. These conditions are likely to elevate fire danger ratings in the Northern Territoiry's Darwin and Adelaide River fire forecast area, where a fire weather warning has been issued.

These conditions are typical at this time of year, with bursts of gusty southeasterly winds common during the Top End's dry season.

Visit for the latest warnings.

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Barnaby Joyce says he sent 'an awful lot' of special drought envoy reports to PM

18:49 EST

The Federal Government's former special drought envoy, Barnaby Joyce, says he sent "an awful lot" of reports to the Prime Minister about issues relating to drought-affected communities, during his appointment.

Remote NSW Darling River town expected to run out of raw water within days

18:46 EST

A council in far west New South Wales has started trucking water to a remote Darling River town that is expected to run out of raw water within days.

Mammatus after a warm night in Melbourne

13:59 EST

Unusual clouds have appeared over Melbourne for the second time in as many weeks, following the city's warmest night in at least four months.