More flood warnings as rain continues in the top end

FLOOD warnings continued to be issued yesterday for parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland as a low pressure system threatened heavy rainfall across the Top End.

A severe weather warning for Queensland's north-east coast was cancelled yesterday afternoon as widespread heavy rain was no longer expected to develop along the tropical coast and inland, but the bureau said localised heavy falls were still possible.

In the NT, floodwater kept the Stuart Hwy closed.

A severe weather warning was also issued for parts of the NT yesterday, forecasting peak gusts of about 90kmh and heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, plus abnormally high tides and very heavy surf at some coastal areas.

The low pressure system was located over the northern Barkly district in central NT.

The low was expected to move south and cause daily rainfall totals of 50-100mm, but 200mm was possible.

A warning was issued for some townships in the Northern Territory, urging residents to be aware of crocodiles in floodwaters.

In Queensland, flood warnings were issued for rivers in parts of the Gulf Country, where more than 200mm of rain was predicted to fall within 24 hours.

Topics:  flooding rain top end weather

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