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WET WEATHER AHEAD

- KIERAN BANKS

CENTRAL Australia is preparing for a wet weekend and authoritie­s are warning the Red Centre community to be prepared for potential flooding.

The Bureau of Meteorolog­y are predicting up to 25mm of rain and a cold blast of weather to hit the region. Temperatur­es are expected to drop from 30 degrees to 16 degrees in the Yuendumu, Jervois and Harts Range and the Tanami regions.

Regional Manager Southern Command NT Emergency Service Ian Carlton said the community should be aware of the potential dangers the change in weather could bring. “We would like to remind locals and new travellers in the area to drive to the conditions, especially on wet tracks, and to prepare themselves for a cold weekend,” he said. “Dry creeks can rise quickly after it’s rained and crossings can become dangerous. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.”

 ??  ?? Harts Range and other Central Australia regions will be in for a wet weekend. Picture: Glenn Campbell
Harts Range and other Central Australia regions will be in for a wet weekend. Picture: Glenn Campbell

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