Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in Gregory and parts of Daly districts.
Issued at 10:58 am Friday, 28 February 2020.
WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE ESTHER
Weather Situation: At 9:30 am CST, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther was located over land around 100km northwest of Kununurra, moving west at about 14 km/hr. The system is expected to continue moving west across the Kimberley region of WA for another day or so..
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING over the Gregory and southwest Daly Districts today. Widespread rainfall of 50 to 100mm with isolated falls of 150mm are expected.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible with thunderstorms in the western Gregory and southwest Daly District.
Areas of Heavy Rainfall and Damaging Winds are expected to contract westwards during today as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther moves away from the NT.
A Flood Watch is current for the Carpentaria, Bonaparte and North West Coastal Rivers.
Locations which may be affected include Wadeye, Nauiyu, Kalkarindji, Timber Creek, Palumpa and Peppimenarti.
Rainfall totals since 9am Thursday morning include
- Bullo River 226mm
- Bradshaw Training Area 123mm
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* 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
* 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
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au