Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Daly and parts of Arnhem districts.

Issued at 11:40 am Monday, 20 December 2021.

SQUALL LINE MOVING THROUGH THE TOP END

Weather Situation: A vigorous line of storms has moved northwards from central districts overnight and is now making its way through the Top End.

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 Jabiru, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Batchelor, Adelaide River, Cooinda, Gunbalanya, Palumpa and Peppimenarti.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Gregory district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

A wind gust of 113 km/h was recorded at Centre Island at 5:30am.

82mm rain was recorded at Old Delamere between 7 and 8am

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* 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