Northern Territory Weather

Current Warnings
 

Northern Territory Forecast

  • Sunday Late shower, hot in the NW Top End. Mostly sunny, very warm in Arnhem. Showers/storms, warm over the interior. Showers, warm-to-very warm in the south.

  • Monday Showers/storms, very warm in the NW Top End. Mostly cloudy, very warm in Arnhem. Mostly cloudy, very warm over the interior. Mostly sunny, very warm-to-hot in the south.

  • Tuesday Late shower, very warm in the NW Top End. Mostly cloudy, very warm in Arnhem. Mostly sunny, very warm-to-hot over the interior and south.

  • Wednesday Late shower, very warm in the NW Top End. Showers/storms, very warm in Arnhem. Late shower, very warm over the interior. Windy with showers, very warm-to-hot in the south.

  • Thursday Showers, very warm in the NW Top End. Mostly sunny, very warm in Arnhem. Late shower, very warm over the interior. Showers/storms, very warm-to-hot in the south.

NT Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Thu 21/10 Fri 22/10 Sat 23/10

41.0°C

Rabbit Flat
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

44.9°C

Victoria River Downs
Avg: Rec:

43.8°C

Victoria River Downs
Avg: Rec:

43.0°C

Rabbit Flat
Avg: Rec:

44.9°C

Victoria River Downs
Avg: Rec:

27.2°C

Alice Springs Ap
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

16.5°C

Alice Springs Ap
Avg: Rec:

18.6°C

Uluru
Avg: Rec:

18.3°C

Uluru
Avg: Rec:

6.1°C

Watarrka
Avg: Rec:

ESE 33km/h

Rabbit Flat
Windiest

101km/h

Delamere

83km/h

Oenpelli Airstrip

72km/h

Darwin Ntc
-
no rain last hr Wettest

30.2mm

Merlin Mine
Avg: Rec:
- -

26.4mm

Tanumbirini
Avg: Rec:

50.4mm

Kangaroo Flats
Avg: Rec:
- -

50.4mm

Kangaroo Flats
Avg: Rec:
- -
Northern Territory's Records for October
Max Min Rain
Highest 46.2°C at
Tindal in 1991
Lowest 11.1°C at
Alice Springs in 1910
Highest 31.6°C at
Black Point in 1990
Lowest 0.0°C at
Arltunga in 2002
Highest 119.8mm at
Wollogorang in 1996

Northern Territory Monthly Summaries

October 2021
Station
(Group by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
15.6 +0.8 32.8 +1.6 7.2 36
23.9 +2.5 25 39.2 +2.2 18.0 126
79 26.5 +1.6 34.4 +1.1 23.0 32
23.8 +2.2 41 33.7 +1.8 0.0 0
23.5 +1.7 52 38.1 +3.1 6.4 34
35 26.5 +2.6 39.3 +1.5 17.6 55
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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Weather News

Southeast Queensland October heat breaks a long standing record

17:33 EDT

Parts of southeast Queensland sweated through their hottest October day ever recorded.  A broad trough pushing into eastern parts of the sunny state has been drawing a hot airmass ahead of it, with a dry offshore wind circulation preventing the cooling effects of the seabreeze from kicking in this afternoon.   This led to temperatures creeping up well above average for this time of year. A new maximum October temperature record was set at Cape Moreton, with the mercury creeping up to 32.3°C just after 3pm, beating the previous October record of 31.5°C. This weather station has been keeping records for 110 years, since 1910.  Elsewhere in Southeast Queensland, it was the hottest October day in:  20 years at Bundaberg (34.5°C)  16 years at Sunshine Coast Ap (36.5°C), Tewantin (36.8°C) and Maryborough (35.5°C)  12 years at Brisbane Ap (33.2°C) and Redcliff (34.1°C)  8 years at Coolangatta Ap (33.4°C)  Satellite imagery showing temperatures in the 30s across southeast Queensland just before 4pm AEDT with dry westerly winds.

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12:02 EDT

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