Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:45 am CST on Friday 28 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 2


A monsoon trough lies across the central Districts combining with tropical moisture to produce scattered thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls through central parts of the Territory.

A monsoon low will develop across the Barkly today and will move westwards reaching Western Australia by Sunday.

The flood watch area catchments are wetting up due to recent rainfall.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected from Friday onwards over parts of the Flood Watch area, gradually moving westward.

Rainfall totals 30-60 mm with isolated totals up to 100 mm forecast for Friday over central Barkly. Further daily rainfall totals of 30-60 mm with isolated totals up to 100 mm forecast for the weekend over Barkly,Tanami and Central Desert.

Significant flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways, may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Nicholson River

Tanami Desert


Central Desert

East Kimberley Rivers

A Flood Warning is currently in place for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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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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