Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:30 pm CST on Thursday 24 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

WIDESPREAD LOCALISED FLOODING EXPECTED FOR THE WESTERN TOP END COAST

The monsoon is developing near the north coast of the Top End. A tropical low is developing over the Timor Sea and is likely to slowly strengthen during the next few days, there is high uncertainty in the forecast path of this low.

North west coastal catchments have received good rainfall totals for the wet season to date with catchments quite wet in many parts and creeks and streams still flowing. Rivers and creeks can be expected to rise strongly with further rainfall.

Many parts of north west Top End coast can be expected to receive rainfall totals of 150 - 200 mm over the next three days.

Significant rises in streams and creeks leading to localised flooding is expected in many area along the north west coast of the Northern Territory.
This is expected to affect many roads over the coming days and into the weekend.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tiwi Islands

Mary River

Upper Adelaide River

Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town

Finniss River

Lower Daly River

Moyle River

South Alligator River

Wildman River

East Alligator River

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:
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.

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 .



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