Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:45 am CST on Friday 7 July 2017

Flood watch number: 1

A patchy cloud band over central NT will develop significantly and extend into southern parts over the weekend. Widespread rainfall amounts in the range of 25 to 50mm, with isolated heavier falls of 80mm, are expected to occur in the southern Barkly and Simpson Districts. Most of the rainfall is expected to occur overnight Saturday and into Sunday.

The forecast rainfall is likely to lead to stream rises throughout the southern Barkly and Simpson Districts and may cause road conditions to deterioriate. Some roads may become impassable and cause communities to become inaccessible from Sunday into early next week.

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/ to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

- Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways

- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current

- Stop children playing in or near floodwaters

- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillowcases and shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home

- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information including the latest road conditions is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au
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For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.

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