Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:43 am CST on Wednesday 2 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 7

FLOODING IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN NORTHERN TERRITORY

The monsoon trough lies over the Lasseter and southwest Simpson Districts.
Heavy falls are likely as the trough slowly moves northwards over the next few days.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of 30-95 mm have been recorded across the southern NT.

Daily rainfall totals of 20-50 mm with isolated totals up to 100 mm are forecast the remainder of Wednesday across southern NT. During Thursday rainfall is expected to move to central NT with daily totals of 20-40 mm with isolated 70 mm forecast.

Significant river rises have been observed in the Todd River catchment.

Significant flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many secondary roads are now impassable and primary routes are affected as well in places. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways, may be further affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Central Desert

Western Desert

MacDonnell Ranges

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

Simpson Desert

No further significant flooding is expected in the Tanami Desert, Barkly and Warburton District Rivers. However flooding impacts may continue over the next few days.

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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