Gove broke the record which has stood for nearly the last 51 years today reaching a maximum temperature of 38.7c degrees at 1:37pm on Tuesday afternoon. The previous record was 38.0c which was officially recorded way back on the 16th of December in the year 1967 so to break a half century old record is quite impressive!
The eastern half of the Top End is currently enduring what the Bureau has declared as an “extreme heatwave” and these conditions aren’t expected to abate until later in the week.
The forecast maximum temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday are 36c but could easily go higher if the seabreeze arrives a little later than forecast. There is a very low chance of any rain over the next couple of days although the Bureau is forecasting a 60% chance of a shower or storm on Friday.
OIC Gove Meteorological Information Office
Bureau of Meteorology
PO Box 1396 Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Melville Bay Road, Gove Airport (Western Side) NT 0880
Tel: +61 8 8987 2477