NT Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem district.

Issued at 10:50 am Sunday, 7 April 2019.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently located near the northern Arnhem coast. A weak tropical low is located within the monsoon trough close to Maningrida, near 12.0S 133.0E, at 0930 ACST. The Tropical low is enhancing moist deep easterly flow and convergence over the eastern Top End, leading to possible heavy falls in the area.
Current radar and satellite imagery at 1030 ACST shows an area of widespread moderate rain over northeastern Top End with isolated heavier rain and showers.
HEAVY RAIN, which may lead to FLASH FLOODING, is possible over the Arnhem District today and into tomorrow.

24 hour rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm are expected, with isolated falls of up to 150 mm possible.

Locations which may be affected include Nhulunbuy, Alyangula, Ngukurr, Warruwi, Gapuwiyak and Numbulwar.

Damaging wind gusts are no longer expected with this system.

Gove Airport received 120.8mm in the 24 hours til 0900 ACST Saturday morning.

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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