Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Carpentaria and parts of Daly and Gregory districts.
Issued at 8:34 pm Wednesday, 24 January 2018.
MONSOON TROUGH GENERATING HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE BASE OF THE TOP END.
Weather Situation: Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is currently occuring in the Carpentaria District along the monsoon trough. Further heavy falls are possible with thunderstorms developing near a tropical low located southwest of Katherine.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Borroloola, Mataranka, Larrimah, Mallapunyah, McArthur River and Daly Waters.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Arnhem district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
93.8mm was recorded in the hour to 5:30pm CST at McArthur River Mine
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* secure loose outside objects
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au
The next warning is due to be issued by 11:35 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214. The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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7 day forecast
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Forecast for Victoria River Downs (16.3329°S, 131.109°E, 72m AMSL) Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Summary Minimum 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° Maximum 33° 32° 32° 33° 32° 33° 32° Chance of rain 80% 90% 70% 60% 80% 80% 90% Likely amount 10-20mm 20-40mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 20-40mm 5-10mm 5-10mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 11
Wind direction SE SE ESE ENE N N N NNE NNE NNE N N N N Relative humidity 81% 66% 83% 69% 85% 69% 82% 66% 80% 70% 82% 69% 82% 70% Dew point 24°C 25°C 24°C 26°C 24°C 25°C 23°C 25°C 24°C 27°C 23°C 25°C 23°C 26°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Victoria River Downs (16.3329°S, 131.109°E, 72m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon 6:08am CST 6:31am CST 7:25pm CST 7:48pm CST 1:09pm CST 12:24am CST First quarter First quarter Jan 25 Full moon Feb 01 Last quarter Feb 08 New moon Feb 16
Temperature for next 7 days
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Rain for next 7 days
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