Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:56 pm Sunday, 26 December 2021.


Weather Situation: A tropical low is located over land near Nauiyu and is moving slowly southeastwards across the Daly District. The monsoon trough extends eastwards across the northern Top End, with a vigorous 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 tonight and into Monday 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 during Monday as the tropical low moves east.

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.

Rainfall observed in the 24hrs to 9am Sunday:

235 mm at Milingimbi

211 mm at Maningrida

181mm at Dum-In-Mirrie

161mm 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