Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for NT

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory

Final Flood Watch For Southern Parts Of Northern Territory
Issued at 11:47 AM CST on Tuesday 23 March 2021
Flood Watch Number: 8
FLOODING IN SOUTHERN NT EXPECTED TO EASE

A cloud band has moved east and cleared central Australia. A trough located over the southern Barkly and Tanami Districts will slowly move northwards over the next few days and generate slow moving thunderstorms over the north half of the NT.
Catchments in the Flood Watch area are quite moist from wet season rain to date, particularly for this time of year. Rainfall totals of 40 - 70 mm have been recorded in many parts of southern Northern Territory during the past week.
Widespread rainfall has eased across central Australia.
Many roads in the flood watch area are expected to remain affected for some time, isolating many communities in the area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Western Desert
MacDonnell Ranges
Finke River and Stephenson Creek
Simpson Desert
Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Georgina River and Eyre Creek:
Cancellation

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.
More information on the Flood Watch Service and maps of Flood Watch areas are available at www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml .

Flood Safety Advice:
For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.
Emergency information is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au .
The latest road conditions are available at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au .
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so.
* Don't drive into floodwaters.}

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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