Latest predictions: Where Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is likely to re-enter the atmosphere

Latest predictions of a rogue Chinese space station's course as it plummets to Earth show where it might re-enter the atmosphere.

Astronomers and stargazers across the globe have been closely monitoring the path of out-of-control Tiangong-1, which is likely to smash into Earth early Monday afternoon (NZT).

With only hours to go, monitoring company Space-Track has released new groundtracks for possible re-entry locations.

Areas under the groundtrack include southern South America, west Central Africa, North Africa, Central Asia, China and Japan.

Aerospace has also released a map pinpointing the latest predictions for the re-entry point. It is being updated every couple of minutes.

At 11:15am on Monday, the predicted re-entry point was just west of Chile and Argentina.

The nine-tonne space station will mostly burn up on descent and is unlikely to cause any damage, China Manned Space Engineering Office says in a statement.

But Andrew Abraham, a member of the The Aerospace Corporation, said there's a "10 percent to 40 percent" of it surviving its descent back to Earth.

Control of Tiangong-1 was lost two years ago, and its orbit has been decaying ever since.