A rainfall map produced of the NT from the last 24 hours shows how the Katherine region has been deprived of the monsoon rain enjoyed by many other areas across the Territory.
Hopefully that is all about to change with thunderstorms blowing in from the west.
The Bureau of Meteorology says about half of the NT received between 5-50mm rain in the past 24 hours, with isolated places receiving more.
Notably, Nutwood Downs in the Carpentaria district received 96.2mm, while 75.4mm fell at Darwin Airport and 65mm at McArthur River mine
Thanks to monsoonal westerlies in the north, a tropical low that just crossed the WA and NT border as well as two troughs in central NT we're expecting similar thunderstorm and associated showers to continue before easing on Thursday.
The bureau is forecasting daily widespread rainfalls between 10-50mm and isolated falls of up to 100mm in areas north of Tennant Creek.
From Thursday dust storms in the south are likely again.
While the rainfall in the past 24 hours skirted Katherine and Alice Springs, Tennant Creek received a dumping, enough to fill its dams from nearly empty to 20-30 per cent and set its eponymous creek flowing.
The Territory is currently experiencing its third driest wet season to date, on par with conditions last seen in 1984-85.
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