Warm weather is forecast for much of the Territory today and for the next few days before another dry burst of cool air makes its way north.
Today Alice Springs is forecast to reach 28°C (8°C above average) and Yulara 30°C (10°C above average). Yulara has only reached 30°C five times during July since observations started in 1983.
While early afternoon sea breezes will keep Darwin at typical daytime temperatures of 32-33°C, surrounding rural areas will continue to be 2-4°C above average for a few days more.
Tennant Creek’s forecast 33°C maximum temperature on Thursday is 8°C above average, while in Katherine Thursday and Friday’s max temp of 35°C is 5°C above average.
There is a chance of fog around Darwin on Thursday and Friday mornings as moisture builds up, before a dry south east surge pushes in on the weekend.
This will elevate fire dangers again across the north, but cool daytime temperatures.
The cooler daytime conditions are due in the south from Thursday before finally reaching Darwin early next week.
The south west corner of the Territory including Yulara may also see about 1-5mm of rain on Wednesday as a raggedy cloud band across WA moves east.