Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NT
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN CITY
and OUTER DARWIN
Issued at 7:12 pm Sunday, 1 January 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Darwin City and Outer Darwin. The
immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, although squally showers or
storms are still possible. The situation will continue to be monitored and
further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* stay away from fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be
treated as live
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132
500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for parts of the Daly
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.
A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.
Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.
In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.