A top of 31 degrees is forecast for Katherine today.
The average January maximum is 34 degrees.
The forecast also includes the hope for better rain over the next week, with the best forecast for Friday at this stage.
Light falls continued across the Katherine region overnight with up to 10mm in many areas.
There were even falls of 20mm in catchment areas of the Katherine River and some light rain across the Barkly as well.
There is little movement on the level of the Katherine River.
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