Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:58 am CST on Saturday 26 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 4

LOCALISED FLOODING EXPECTED FOR THE WESTERN TOP END COAST

Monsoonal flow persists near the north and west coast of the Top End.
Slow-moving Tropical Cyclone Anika is located in the Timor Sea north of the Kimberley coastline. The system is expected to move south and intensify as it approaches the north Kimberley coast later this weekend.

Rainfall totals of 50 - 100 mm were recorded in the 48 hours to 9am Saturday in the north west Northern Territory and totals up to 200 mm along the coast over the same period.

Many parts of the north west Top End coast can be expected to receive daily rainfall totals of 20 - 80 mm for the next few days with isolated higher totals possible.

Significant rises in streams and creeks leading to localised flooding is expected in many areas along the north west coast of the Northern Territory.
This is expected to affect many roads over the next few days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Fitzmaurice River

Tiwi Islands

Upper Adelaide River

Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town

Finniss River

Lower Daly River

Moyle River

East Kimberley Rivers

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.


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