Man wondering how much to water his garden

So, why do we need to save water in the Top End?

In Darwin we use more water than can be captured and supplied in the long term and almost 60% of household water use is in the garden.

So, use the Weather Web this wet season to help you save water! You can tell how much it's rained in or near your suburb and find out when you can stop watering your garden. This can help you save thousands of litres of water by not overwatering. How smart is that? Generally, all your garden needs is 30 mm of water each week.

Visit the Weather Web

Find out why we need to save water in Darwin

Save water in your garden by checking your local weather.

Sacred Heart Catholic School (Woodroffe)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
42.4mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
136.8mm
Updated on
20 January 2020 at 4:47pm

Taminmin College (Humpty Doo)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
13.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
95.5mm
Updated on
21 January 2020 at 3:00pm

Darwin Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
9.9mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
104.6mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Stuart Park Primary

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
9.7mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
107.0mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Dripstone Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
6.9mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
205.3mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

St Paul’s Nightcliff

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
6.6mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
100.4mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:15am

Durack School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
6.4mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
110.6mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Wanguri Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
3.0mm
Today's rainfall
6.1mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
33.2mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Leanyer School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
5.6mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
161.8mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Charles Darwin University, Casuarina

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
5.1mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
170.6mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Wulagi Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
5.1mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
137.5mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Milkwood Steiner School (Berrimah)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
4.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
42.0mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:08am

Mackillop Catholic College (Johnston)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
4.6mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
104.1mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:15am

Driver Primary

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
3.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
86.1mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Woodroffe Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
3.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
104.9mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Wagaman Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
3.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
138.7mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Moil Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
2.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
116.9mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Sanderson Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
2.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
147.0mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Casuarina Senior College

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
2.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
125.1mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Malak Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
2.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
138.6mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Karama Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
1.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
128.4mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Forrest Parade School (Bellamack)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
2.5mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Living Water Smart HQ

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
106.4mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:00am

Girraween Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
7.1mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Parap Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
101.6mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:00am

Anula Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
0.0mm
Updated on
16 January 2020 at 6:20pm

Humpty Doo Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
88.9mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

Bees Creek Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Today's rainfall
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
182.1mm
Updated on
22 January 2020 at 12:14am

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