Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:47 am CST on Tuesday 4 February 2020

Flood Watch Number: 3

Rainfall easing from today.

A tropical low is currently located in the Kimberley and is expected to move west and out to sea over the next few days.

Many parts of the Tanami Desert and Victoria River have received 50 - 80 mm over the past 48 hours and soil moisture is moderately high from the wet season to date in many parts.

Rainfall is expected to ease in the Victoria River and northern Tanami Desert from today with daily rainfall totals of 15 - 35 mm expected during today and tomorrow.

Strong river rises and areas of inundation have been seen in the flood watch area with many roads currently impassable. Some communities may remain isolated for some time until conditions improve. With catchments quite wet from recent rainfall even isolated thunderstorm activity may bring streams and creeks levels up and affect road conditions quite rapidly.

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 .

Rainfall and River Conditions Map