Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
South Australia Regional Office
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of the
North East Pastoral district.
Issued at 7:17 pm Tuesday, 24 January 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash
flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.
Locations which may be affected include Moomba, Innamincka and the Strzelecki
Track south of Moomba.
A thunderstorm produced 22 mm of rainfall in 25 minutes at Moomba earlier this
In the 24 hours to 9 am today significant rainfall observations include:
103 mm at The Plateau [in the Gammon Ranges, southwest of Arkaroola], including
69 mm in between 1 am and 2 am.
89 mm at Arcoona Bluff [in the Gammon Ranges, southwest of Arkaroola].
62 mm at Oodnadatta with a further 22 mm since 9 am.
60 mm at Macumba station.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Move cars under cover or away from trees.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:20 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.
The monsoon trough has redeveloped over northern Australia this week, bringing Darwin its heaviest rain five years.