Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:40 pm CST on Sunday 16 January 2022

Flood Watch Number: 3

FLOODING LIKELY FOR THE SOUTH WESTERN PARTS OF NORTHERN TERRITORY

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany is currently inland over the Northern Interior of Western Australia. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany remains a deep tropical low and will re-enter the Northern Territory this evening. The tropical low will move across the Lasseter District overnight, then weaken rapidly near the South Australia border during Monday.

Rainfall in this area has been seasonally high to date, although catchments on the surface are relatively dry, they are quite moist at depth.

During Sunday and Monday, the Western Desert and Warburton catchments can expect rainfall totals of 50 - 100 mm with isolated falls of 150 mm or more possible. The Tanami catchment can expect 20 - 50 mm with isolated falls to 100 mm possible in southwestern parts.

The heaviest falls are expected overnight tonight. Rainfall is expected to ease during Monday, although thunderstorms during Monday and Tuesday may continue to produce isolated heavy falls.

Many areas may experience localised flooding and areas of inundation with many roads becoming impassable and communities and homesteads isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tanami Desert
Western Desert
Warburton District Rivers
Eastern Great Victoria Desert

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 flood waters.

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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