Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 9:24 am CST on Saturday 20 February 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING LIKELY IN MANY PARTS OF NORTH WEST AND CARPENTARIA COASTAL RIVERS

A weak tropical low is located within an active trough and is slowly moving west across the Top End.

Catchments in the North West Coastal Rivers are saturated and many creeks, streams and rivers are flowing strongly throughout. Rainfall totals of 150 -
220 mm have been recorded in many parts during the past week on top of good wet season totals to date.

Widespread rainfall totals of 50 - 100 mm are expected in the North West and Carpentaria Coastal Rivers in the next 24 hours into Sunday and widespread totals of 50 - 80 mm in the 24 period during Sunday into Monday. Possible heavy falls will continue into early next week with 20 - 60mm Monday into Tuesday with heavy falls not likely to ease until the middle of next week.

Many rises in rivers and streams have risen strongly in the past week and many roads have been affected throughout the flood watch area. Further rainfall over the next few days is expected to contribute to stream and river levels and further affect roads and may isolate or some communities and homesteads.

A Flood Warning is current for the Katherine River.
A Flood Warning is current for the Waterhouse River

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tiwi Islands

Mary River

Upper Adelaide River

Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town

Finniss River

Lower Daly River

Daly River above Douglas River

Moyle River

South Alligator River

Wildman River

Roper 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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