Weather Warnings - Flood Advice for the NT
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre
FLOOD THREAT ADVICE
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 1048 CST Wednesday 9 APRIL 2014
Alice Springs District, including the town of Alice Springs.
In the 24 hours until 9am today, there were widespread falls to 20 mm, with
scattered falls of 20 to 40mm.
A cloud band over the Alice Springs District is causing showers, gusty storms
and areas of rain, heavy at times. The cloud band has started to weaken today
with rain and storms, easing overnight and gradually clearing from the west on
FORECAST for the rest of today and Thursday
Today: Scattered falls of 10 to 20 mm continuing today with isolated falls 20 to
40 mm. Heavier falls to 60 mm may be possible. These falls may lead to
significant stream rises and flooding of low lying areas.
On Thursday, the cloud band weakens and clears from the west. Isolated clearing
showers and storms in the east. Isolated falls of to 15mm. These falls are
unlikely to contribute to further flooding.
OUTLOOK for Friday and Saturday
Some morning low cloud in the southeast, otherwise mostly sunny and becoming
drier. No rainfall expected.
No further advices will be issued unless the situation changes.
DARWIN Regional Forecasting Centre.
If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today, a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.
Once the southerly change bumped into a low pressure trough sitting just off the Sydney coast last night, things became electric between the two.
Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.