Weather Warnings

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

IDD21033 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in parts of Arnhem district. Issued at 2:39 pm Saturday, 23 February 2019. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER ARNHEM LAND Weather Situation: A surface trough moving north into the Top End is initiating thunderstorm activity. This warning is likely to extend towards the west coast, including Darwin later this evening as further thunderstorms develop. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maningrida, Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Warruwi, Gapuwiyak and Gunbalanya. The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should: * secure loose outside objects * ensure pets and animals are safe * avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten * 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 * for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au The next warning is due to be issued by 5:40 pm. 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.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDN21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES For people in parts of Northern Rivers Forecast District. Issued at 12:30 am Thursday, 21 February 2019. Weather Situation: At 11 pm AEST, tropical cyclone Oma lies in the eastern Coral Sea, approximately 990 kilometres northeast of Brisbane. Tropical cyclone Oma is forecast to move to the southwest over the next few days, and will generate a significant east to northeasterly swell over far northern New South Wales beaches. The increasing swell is also expected to combine with king tides. ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas are possible north of Ballina on Friday. Water levels on Friday's morning high tide may exceed the highest tide of the year by around half a metre. Hazardous surf conditions are also forecast over the northern New South Wales coast on Thursday and Friday, extending to central parts of the coast over the weekend. Locations which may be affected include Tweed Heads, Hastings Point, Byron Bay, Ballina and Brunswick Heads. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water. * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEDT Thursday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the upper Flinders River

IDQ20875 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland Initial Minor Flood Warning for the upper Flinders River Issued at 5:22 am EST on Thursday 31 January 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Minor flood levels are likely on the Flinders River at Richmond (manual station) during Thursday. Locally heavy rainfall in excess of 100 mm has been recorded in the Richmond area since 9:00 am Tuesday. Further heavy rainfall is possible over the catchment area during the next few days. Flinders River to Richmond: Minor flooding is likely along the Flinders River to Richmond. River level information is not available for the Flinders River at Richmond (manual station) but based on the nearby automatic station, river levels are expected to be approaching the minor flood level (5.00 m) on Thursday morning and rising. The Flinders River at Richmond (manual station) is likely to exceed the minor flood level (5.00 m) during Thursday. Flood Safety Advice: Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Thursday 31 January 2019. Latest River Heights: Porcupine Ck at Mt Emu Plains TM, 2.49, Steady, 03:00 AM THU 31/01/19 Flinders R at Glendower Crossing TM, -0.16, Steady, 04:00 AM THU 31/01/19 Flinders R at Richmond, Not Available This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

 

Fire Weather Warning

IDW30000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Fire Weather Warning for the West Pilbara Coast, Goldfields, Eucla and South Interior fire weather districts. Issued at 3:37 pm WST on Friday 22 February 2019. Weather Situation Very hot with fresh southwest to northwesterly winds during the afternoon and early evening over the West Pilbara. Fresh north to northwesterly winds over the Goldfields and Eucla. Fresh and gusty southeasterly winds about the South Interior. For Saturday 23 February: Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather districts: West Pilbara Coast, Goldfields, Eucla and South Interior The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to: - Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now. - Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au. - Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency. For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Saturday.

 

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland

IDQ28522 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland Issued at 6:06 pm EST on Thursday 21 February 2019 for the period until midnight EST Friday 22 February 2019. Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas. Thursday 21 February Hazardous Surf Warning for: Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters Friday 22 February Hazardous Surf Warning for: Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters Safety Advice Surf Life Saving Queensland advise that: - People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. - Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf. - Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage. - Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket. - Boaters should remember to log on with their local radio base and consider their safety management plan. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Friday. ================================================================================ Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these areas at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/ or on marine radio. ================================================================================

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDQ21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:59 pm Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Increasing swell and abnormally high tides expected south of Sandy Cape from Wednesday morning. Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST, tropical cyclone Oma lies in the northeast Coral Sea approximately 1200 kilometres northeast of Brisbane. Tropical cyclone Oma is expected to move to the southwest over the next few days, and will generate an increasing east to northeasterly swell over southern Queensland beaches. Water levels on the high tide may exceed the highest tide of the year by around half a metre on the morning high tide on Wednesday morning. Water levels on the high tide may exceed the highest tide of the year by around one metre on the morning high tides on Thursday and Friday mornings. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Moreton Island, Noosa Heads, Caloundra and Rainbow Beach. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * If near the coastline, stay well away from the water's edge. * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Tuesday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Flood Warning Summary for Queensland

IDQ20885 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Flood Summary Issued at 11:46 am EST on Wednesday 23 January 2019. The following Watches/Warnings are current: Initial Flood Watch for northern Cape York Peninsula catchments Additional Information: N/A Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

IDV20600 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Friday 22 February 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 23 February 2019. Wind Warnings for Saturday 23 February Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Port Phillip, Western Port and Central Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:40 pm EDT Friday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia

IDW20100 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia Issued at 4:00 am WST on Friday 15 February 2019 for the period until midnight WST Saturday 16 February 2019. Wind Warnings for Saturday 16 February Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Ningaloo Coast, Gascoyne Coast, Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Coast and Eucla Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 pm WST Friday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland

IDQ20085 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland Issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for the period until midnight EST Thursday 21 February 2019. Wind Warnings for Thursday 21 February Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 3:50 pm EST Wednesday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Thomson River

IDQ20860 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Thomson River Issued at 3:21 pm EST on Friday 1 February 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Minor flood levels are rising at Jundah. Showers and thunderstorms across the catchment area over the past 1 to 2 days have produced isolated falls of up to 130mm. Thomson River: River level rises are occurring between Stonehenge and Jundah. Rises are also possible in the upper reaches of the Thomson River during next week. River level rises are occurring at Stonehenge. Further rises are likely over the weekend, but at this stage river levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m). Rises and minor flood levels are occurring at Jundah. River levels may remain above the minor flood level (2.50 m) during Saturday. Flood Safety Advice: Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Saturday 02 February 2019. Latest River Heights: Thomson R at Jundah, 2.65, Rising, 01:30 PM FRI 01/02/19 Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, -0.03, Steady, 02:00 PM FRI 01/02/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

 

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Georgina River

IDQ20870 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Georgina River Issued at 4:08 pm EST on Friday 1 February 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 River level rises are occurring on the Burke and Hamilton Rivers with minor flood levels likely along the Georgina River at Marion Downs from Monday. Shower and thunderstorm activity has been increasing in the upper Georgina River catchment since Wednesday, with the highest totals recorded in the upper Hamilton River catchment area with up to 150 mm observed. Further showers and thunderstorms with possible heavy falls are forecast for this area for rest of Friday and during the weekend. Georgina River to Marion Downs: River level rises have been observed upstream of Marion Downs on the Burke River at Boulia. River levels are expected to also be rising in the upper Georgina River and tributaries following recent rainfall. No observations are currently available for the Georgina River at Marion Downs, however river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level. River levels at Marion Downs are likely to reach the minor flood level (3.00 m) during Monday. Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs: River level rises are occurring on the Hamilton River with further rises possible with continued heavy rainfall. Flood Safety Advice: Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm EST on Saturday 02 February 2019. Latest River Heights: Georgina R at Urandangi, Not Available Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM, 1.39, Steady, 12:00 PM FRI 01/02/19 Georgina R at Glenormiston, Not Available Burke R at Boulia TM, 2.47, Falling, 01:10 PM FRI 01/02/19 Georgina R at Marion Downs, Not Available Eyre Ck at Bedourie, Not Available This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

 

Initial Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA

IDS20370 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia Initial Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA Diamantina River Issued at 3:33 pm CDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Heavy rain during early February across the upper part of the Diamantina catchment in Queensland resulted in moderate to major flooding with flood waters steadily moving further downstream over the next few weeks. Floodwaters are now beginning to move into the Diamantina in South Australia and then the Goyder Lagoon. It will take a number of weeks for the water to move through the the Goyder Lagoon and reach the Warbuton River which flows into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre. The amount of water which makes its way to the lake is still uncertain at this stage and is unlikely to fill. At Birdsville the river is rising rapidly and expected to exceed the moderate flood level in coming days. For more information on the Diamantina in Queensland see; http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/diamantina-river.shtml Warburton: River levels rising with minor flooding impacts possible over the next few days in the Diamantina from the SA border to the Goyder Lagoon. Moderate flood impacts may develop later in the week or early next week. Flood Safety Advice: People are advised to keep away from fast flowing water. For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm CDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019. Latest River Heights: Diamantina River at Birdsville, 3.07, Steady, 10:35 AM TUE 19/02/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

IDQ21033 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central West Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:42 pm Saturday, 23 February 2019. Severe thunderstorms across the central interior. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hughenden, Muttaburra and Stamford. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. * Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. * Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. The next warning is due to be issued by 7:45 pm. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDN28504 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds and Waves for Lord Howe Island. Issued at 4:56 am EDT on Friday 22 February 2019. Weather Situation Tropical Cyclone Oma (category 2) lies over the southern Coral Sea, to the north of the Island, and is moving to the south-southwest today. Latest track at http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml. It is likely that Oma's sphere of influence, based on the current forecast track, will extend to the Island tonight, with gale force winds and large seas impacting Lord Howe. Damaging surf conditions are expected from this evening. Waves exceeding 5 metres are likely in the surf zone, and may cause beach erosion. The sea water level may exceed the highest tide of the year, particularly during high tide today. Southeasterly winds are expected to increase to 30 to 35 kts (55 to 65 km/h) tonight, and continue into Saturday. Peak wind gusts could exceed 48 kts (90 km/h) at times. For emergency help, ring the Lord Howe Island Police on [02] 6563 2199. The NSW State Emergency Service advise you: - **Stay indoors away from windows and keep children indoors - **Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, - and if necessary raise goods and electrical items - **Stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas - For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the Lord Howe Island Police on [02] 6563 2199 The next warning will be issued by 11:00am Friday 22nd February. This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

 

Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales

IDN28522 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales Issued at 3:08 am EDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 21 February 2019. Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas. Thursday 21 February Hazardous Surf Warning for: Byron Coast and Coffs Coast Safety Advice NSW Police Force, Marine Area Command advise that: - People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. - Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf. - Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage. - Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket. - Boaters should remember to log on with their local Marine Rescue radio base, via VHF Radio or the Marine Rescue APP, and consider their safety management plan. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Wednesday. ================================================================================ Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these areas at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/ or on marine radio. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

IDT20100 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania Issued at 5:00 am EDT on Sunday 17 February 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Monday 18 February 2019. Wind Warnings for Monday 18 February Gale Warning for the following areas: South East Coast and South West Coast Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Storm Bay, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast and Central West Coast Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Sunday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

IDN20400 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 21 February 2019. Wind Warnings for Thursday 21 February Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Byron Coast and Macquarie Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:10 am EDT Thursday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Initial Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

IDQ20865 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland Initial Flood Warning for the Diamantina River Issued at 6:00 pm EST on Thursday 31 January 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 River level rises are being recorded in the Western River downstream of Winton during Thursday evening. Rainfall totals as high as 100mm have been recorded to the west of Winton in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday. Further rainfall is expected during the next few days in the headwaters of the Diamantina and Western River. Diamantina River to Diamantina Lakes: River level rises are being recorded at Tulmur and are expected downstream to Diamantina Lakes during the next few days. Western River: River level rises and major flooding is being recorded downstream of Winton at Elderslie. No river level information is available for Winton at this time. It is expected that river levels in the Western River at below minor at this time. Flood Safety Advice: Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Friday 01 February 2019. Latest River Heights: Mills Ck at Oondooroo TM, 0.82, Steady, 03:00 PM THU 31/01/19 Western R at Winton, Not Available Diamantina R at Elderslie, 3.30, Rising, 03:00 PM THU 31/01/19 Diamantina R at Tulmur, 3.60, Rising, 09:00 AM THU 31/01/19 Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM, 0.51, Steady, 02:00 PM THU 31/01/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Darwin City and Outer Darwin

IDD21035 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Darwin City and Outer Darwin for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Palmerston, Darwin and parts of Litchfield areas. Issued at 4:44 pm Saturday, 23 February 2019. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPING NEAR BERRY SPRINGS Weather Situation: A squall line thunderstorm has been identified on radar near Berry Springs moving to the north northwest at 35 km/h. This storm is developing further and is likely to become severe in the near future. The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:40 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Livingstone. They are forecast to affect Humpty Doo, Berry Springs and Noonamah by 5:10 pm and Palmerston, Howard Springs and Robertson Barracks by 5:40 pm. Damaging winds are likely. The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should: * secure loose outside objects * ensure pets and animals are safe * avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten * 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 * for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au The next warning is due to be issued by 5:45 pm. A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Daly and Arnhem districts. 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.