Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NT
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN and
Issued at 1:33 pm Friday, 31 January 2014.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Darwin and nearby rural areas. The
immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* keep clear of fallen power lines;
* avoid flooded roads and watercourses.
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.
The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.
Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.
The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.