Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:41 pm Monday, 27 December 2021.


Weather Situation: A tropical low is located over the eastern Daly District and is expected to move slowly eastwards across the Top End. The monsoon trough extends across the 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 across the Arnhem, Daly, Tiwi, Carpentaria and far northeast Gregory Districts. Twenty-four 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 about the west and north coasts, extending across the Arnhem and Carpentaria Districts as the tropical low moves east.

HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS will gradually ease in the western Daly District during tomorrow, Tuesday.

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

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Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Jabiru, Maningrida, Wadeye, Wurrumiyanga, Nauiyu, Borroloola, Alyangula and Ngukurr.

Rainfall observed to 9am Monday:

174 mm at Fish River

157 mm at Ngayawilli

120 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