Hot end to July for Northern Territory


Unprecedented heat across the Northern Territory has led to multiple records being broken, with more forecast as July daytime temperatures continue to be above average.

Victoria River Downs reached 37.7°C on Friday, the site’s highest July maximum daytime temperature in 56 years and the third highest July maximum temperature on record for Australia. On the same day, Daly Waters recorded 36.2°C, its highest July maximum daytime temperature in 52 years.

Middle Point and Batchelor recorded 36.4°C on Saturday, their highest July maximum daytime temperatures in 20 and 25 years, respectively. Wadeye reached 35.6°C on Sunday, its highest in 21 years.

July maximum temperature records may again be broken in the final week of July right across the Territory, with the warmest temperatures forecast from Thursday through to Saturday. ?

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