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BOM predicts 40C for Saturday, well above January average | Katherine Times

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While torrential rain continues to lash North Queensland, a developing heatwave in the NT – moving across from WA – will mainly impact central Australia. But forecasters are predicting temperatures of up to 40C in Katherine from Saturday – around 6C above the January average. Katherine hit 38C today, but can expect a cool-ish reprieve with the chance of storms rolling in this afternoon. Senior meteorologist Rebecca Patrick, from the Bureau of Meteorology has flagged a “medium to high chance of storms” on Thursday as an increase in humidity – caused by moisture from Queensland – moves into the NT. “The humid easterly winds from North Queensland heat up later in the day, leading to an…



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