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.

Darwin Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
5.1mm
Rainfall since midnight
6.6mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
27.5mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Humpty Doo Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
2.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
2.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
8.9mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Sanderson Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
11.7mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Bees Creek Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.5mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
4.8mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Milkwood Steiner School (Berrimah)

Rainfall in last hour
1.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
7.1mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 5:00am

Dripstone Middle School

Rainfall in last hour
1.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
10.2mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Durack School

Rainfall in last hour
0.5mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
6.6mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Charles Darwin University, Casuarina

Rainfall in last hour
1.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
22.4mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 5:00am

Driver Primary

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
9.0mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Leanyer School

Rainfall in last hour
0.5mm
Rainfall since midnight
1.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
4.8mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Taminmin College (Humpty Doo)

Rainfall in last hour
0.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
8.5mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:45am

Casuarina Senior College

Rainfall in last hour
0.5mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
21.9mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Living Water Smart HQ

Rainfall in last hour
0.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
27.7mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:45am

Moil Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.8mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.8mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
20.6mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Parap Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
26.7mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:45am

Woodroffe Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
9.9mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Wagaman Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.5mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
11.4mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Malak Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
7.3mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Marrara Sporting Complex

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.5mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
28.7mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Forrest Parade School (Bellamack)

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
6.1mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Mackillop Catholic College (Johnston)

Rainfall in last hour
0.3mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
4.4mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:35am

Karama Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.3mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
4.7mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 4:59am

Stuart Park Primary

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
11.5mm
Updated on
26 February 2020 at 7:25am

Anula Primary School

Rainfall in last hour
0.0mm
Rainfall since midnight
0.0mm
Rainfall in last 7 days
10.9mm
Updated on
27 February 2020 at 12:42am

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