Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Daly, Tiwi, Arnhem and parts of Carpentaria districts.

Issued at 10:53 am Sunday, 26 December 2021.


Weather Situation: A tropical low is located over land west of Batchelor and is moving slowly southeastwards across the Daly District. The monsoon trough extends eastwards across the northern Top End, with a strengthening monsoon flow bringing heavy rain and squalls over large parts of the Top End.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to continue today across the Arnhem, Daly, Tiwi and northwest Carpentaria districts. 24 hour rainfall totals of 100-200 mm and isolated falls to 250 mm are possible.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts of up to 100 km/h with monsoonal squalls may develop mainly about the west and north coast today.

These conditions may extend further east and south across the Carpentaria and Arnhem District on Monday.

A Flood Watch is also current for parts of the Top End.

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Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Dundee Beach,Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Wurrumiyanga, Adelaide River, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Warruwi, Cooinda and Gunbalanya.

Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Adelaide River, Wadeye, Jabiru, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Warruwi, Cooinda, Wurrumiyanga and Gunbalanya.

Rainfall observed since 9am Saturday:

180.4 mm at Dum-In-Mirrie

207 mm at Milingimbi

199 mm at Maningrida.

133.2 mm at Gove.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* 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
* 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
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit