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Northern Territory bracing for cyclone which is threatening Darwin

The top end of Australia is bracing themselves for a cyclone which is expected to hit at the weekend.

The Northern Territory is under threat from a tropical cyclone that is forcing events to be cancelled including the Tiwi Islands Football League grand final.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a cyclone warning for the territory’s north coast, including Darwin. 

The Northern Territory is under threat from a tropical cyclone expected to hit at the weekend (pictured)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a cyclone warning for the territory's north coast, including Darwin (pictured)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a cyclone warning for the territory’s north coast, including Darwin (pictured)

Events in the area have been cancelled including SeaLink ferry services (stock image left) as well as the Tiwi Islands football grand final (right stock image)

Daly River Mouth to Milingimbi is on cyclone watch as it may hit the coast either Friday or Saturday. 

Expected to be called Cyclone Marcus, experts have said they are keeping are ‘very, very close eye’ on its movements which are currently a tropical low.

People living in the area have been advised to watch updates as winds up to 110 kilometres may develop between the Tiwi Islands and Goulburn Island Friday evening, ABC News reported. 

While the north end prepares for the tropical cyclone, New South Wales is facing a second taste of summer with a potentially record breaking heat wave.

Sydney is expecting its hottest autumn day in a decade with the western suburbs expected to hit 39C.

As the Sydney CBD will swelter through 34C conditions on Sunday, Melbourne can expect to see temperatures of up to 32C at the weekend.

Expected to be called Cyclone Marcus, experts have said they are keeping are 'very, very close eye' on its movements which are currently a tropical low (stock image of past cyclone damage)

Expected to be called Cyclone Marcus, experts have said they are keeping are ‘very, very close eye’ on its movements which are currently a tropical low (stock image of past cyclone damage)

People living in the area have been advised to watch updates as winds up to 110 kilometres may develop between the Tiwi Islands and Goulburn Island Friday evening (stock image)

People living in the area have been advised to watch updates as winds up to 110 kilometres may develop between the Tiwi Islands and Goulburn Island Friday evening (stock image)

Other capital cities across Australia are expected to face a string of record breaking temperatures (pictured), putting a taste of summer into generally milder autumn conditions

Other capital cities across Australia are expected to face a string of record breaking temperatures (pictured), putting a taste of summer into generally milder autumn conditions

Strong winds along with high temperatures and lack of rain will also increase the bushfire danger across NSW, Victoria, and South Australia.

Authorities are so worried about bushfires they have put in place a total fire ban in parts of Victoria on Saturday.  

Most capital cities in the country are expected to be hit with summer temperatures including Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane.

However Perth is appearing to be hit with temperatures in the low 20s.  

Western Sydney will be particularly hard hit with temperatures reaching 39 degrees on Sunday

Western Sydney will be particularly hard hit with temperatures reaching 39 degrees on Sunday

The hot temperatures and fine weather are expected to last all weekend (stock image)

The hot temperatures and fine weather are expected to last all weekend (stock image)

AUSTRALIA’S WEATHER: THE FORECAST IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY  

FRIDAY: Max 26. Cloudy  

SATURDAY: Max 31. Mostly sunny

SUNDAY: Max 38. Hot and sunny 

CANBERRA 

FRIDAY: Max 26. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY:  Max 33. Sunny

SUNDAY: Max 33. Sunny 

PERTH  

FRIDAY: Max 26. Cloudy

SATURDAY: Max 23. Cloudy

SUNDAY: Max 25.  Sunny

BRISBANE 

FRIDAY: Max 31. Sunny

SATURDAY: Max 30.Partly cloudy

SUNDAY: Max 30. Partly cloudy

 Source: Bureau of Meteorology 

MELBOURNE 

FRIDAY: Max 25. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY: Max 32. Partly cloudy

SUNDAY: Max 27. Windy

ADELAIDE 

FRIDAY: Max 27. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY: Max 33. Shower

SUNDAY: Max 22. Cloudy 

HOBART  

FRIDAY: Max 20. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY: Max 28. Rain clearing

SUNDAY: Max 23. Early showers 

DARWIN   

FRIDAY: Max 31. Storm likely

SATURDAY: Max 29.  Possible storm

SUNDAY: Max 31. Possible storm 



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