Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:12 pm CST on Sunday 2 February 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding expected from tropical low into mid week.

A tropical low is currently located over the northern Tanami District. The tropical low is expected to move into the Kimberley region later tomorrow.

Many parts of the Tanami Desert have received 60 - 80 mm over the past 24 hours and soil moisture is moderately high in the Victoria River. Streams and rivers are expected to respond to further rainfall.

Many parts of the Victoria River and northern Tanami Desert are expected to receive two day rainfall totals of 150 - 200 mm with isolated totals to 250 mm.

Many parts of the flood watch area have already seen strong river rises and areas of inundation and this is expected to continue into Monday and Tuesday with many roads expected to either remain impassable or become so. Some communities may become isolated as conditions worsen.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Upper Victoria River
Victoria River below Kalkarindji
Tanami 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 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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