Forecasts for rain across the Katherine region have gone into hiding again.
There were some good individual totals from the previous three days, some of about 50mm, but the wet season still has much to do yet.
It again appears random storms are the best bet for Katherine over the next seven days.
The Katherine River rose a few centimetres mainly from good falls in the catchment areas above Nitmiluk but has fallen back again.
There has been little or no rain further south in the Barkly yet.
Tennant Creek is forecast to reach temperature maximums of 43 degrees later in the week.
Tropical cyclone Claudia dipped further lower on Friday than originally expected to drop the best rain and is now expected to reach a Category 3 system and remain well offshore from mainland WA for the next few days.
There is a lot of hope this week there will be better rain on Queensland and down the east coast later this week, especially in bushfire areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed Dum In Mirrie Island, near Dundee Beach, received 562mm in the 24 hours from 9am on Friday to create a daily record for rain, beating the 544mm recorded in the Roper Valley in 1963.
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