NT - SHOWERS AND STORMS DEVELOPING ALONG A DRY LINE THIS AFTERNOON

Well the season has started early and it is not often I am writing about storms in August for the NT.


A dry surge is advancing north this afternoon and it is the focal point for showers and thunderstorms breaking out over the northern Top End, some of these could be gusty with damaging winds a threat tonight.


Satellite shows the moisture ahead of the dry airmass surging north being lifted into showers and thunderstorms about the north.

Radar showing the impact of the northwest sea breeze which is creating local convergence inland of Darwin, that is traditional for thunderstorm development during the buildup and wet season generally, they then grow over the inland and sweep through to the coast from the southeast in an organised line and that could happen here.

The weather is expected to clear off tomorrow after an early shower about the northwest coast and Tiwi Islands.


The dry air should sweep out the warm and humid weather that is in place today so much more comfortable tomorrow.

But this is a sign of the early start to the build up.


These forecasts will be updated during Thursday.



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