NT Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Tiwi and parts of Daly and Arnhem districts.

Issued at 4:18 am Thursday, 4 April 2019.

Weather Situation: A low (1003 hPa) is developing in the Arafura Sea, about 400 kilometres north northeast of the Tiwi Islands. The low will gradually intensify as it moves southwest into the Timor Sea, passing to the northwest of the Tiwi Islands before reaching the Timor Sea during Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h will develop over the Tiwi Islands and the Cobourg Peninsula from early Thursday afternoon. Peak wind gusts will initially be associated with thunderstorms.

These conditions are expected to continue into Friday.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING will develop over the Tiwi Islands and Cobourg Peninsula on Thursday afternoon. 24 hour totals in excess of 100mm are possible.

The HEAVY RAIN will begin to ease over the Cobourg Peninsula on Friday but continue over the Tiwi Islands.

Locations which may be affected include Wurrumiyanga, Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi, Murganella and Minjilang.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected to develop across the northern Daly and northwest Arnhem Districts during
Thursday afternoon before extending south to Wadeye on Friday. Peak wind gusts will initially be associated with thunderstorms.

These conditions are expected to continue into Friday.

Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Jabiru, Maningrida, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Batchelor, Adelaide River and Pine Creek.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au


 

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