The good news - a monsoon trough is moving south into the Top End. Bad news - it's another weak one.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the chance for more rain this weekend as the trough moves closer to the Top End but as with the previous two this season, it is weak.
And there is no word yet it has "embedded" low pressure systems, which may produce cyclones.
For a parched Top End a wet cyclone without the destructive winds may be the answer to rescue the wet.
At the moment, it seems there is more chance of rain coming the way as has much of the rest, from unpredictable storms.
The bureau says the monsoon trough is also being influenced by the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) but remains still well north of us.
Unfortunately, this monsoonal rain and thunderstorm activity is happening too far north to affect parched areas of northern Australia at the moment.
Meanwhile, the hot weather has remained in Katherine after the town experienced its hotted March day in recorded history last week.
According to some weather websites, the town is a chance to break that week-old record as the heat continues this week.
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