Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:02 am CST on Thursday 18 January 2024

Flood Watch Number: 7


A tropical low within the monsoon trough lies over land near Elliott and will linger during the next few days, producing heavy rainfall over the Flood Watch area.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are wetting up from recent rainfall. Further areas of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast for the next few days across the Flood Watch area. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 50 - 100 mm on Thursday and Friday are possible, with isolated heavier daily rainfall totals exceeding 200 mm possible in the Flood Watch area.

Significant river, creek, and stream rises are occurring across the Adelaide, Daly, Katherine and Victoria Rivers and are likely in the other parts of the flood watch area. Minor to major flooding is possible with forecast rainfall.

Many roads and primary and secondary highways are affected. The Victoria and Buntine Highways are closed due to flooding. Some communities and homesteads are being isolated and may remain isolated for a period of time. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Victoria River
(A generalised warning is current)

Victoria River below Kalkarindji
(A generalised warning is current)

Fitzmaurice River

Mary River

Upper Adelaide River

Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town

Finniss River

Lower Daly River

Daly River above Douglas River

Katherine River

Moyle River

South Alligator River

Wildman River

Waterhouse River

Roper River

Tanami Desert
(Applies to northern Tanami)

(Applies to northern Barkly)

A moderate flood warning is current for the Daly River. A Generalised Flood Warning is current for the Victoria River.

See 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 .
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 .

The latest road conditions are available at .

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