Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:54 am Monday, 31 January 2022.

STRENGTHENING MONSOONAL SQUALLS

Weather Situation: The monsoon is strengthening to the north of a deep, slow-moving monsoon low over northern WA.

Wind gusts associated with monsoonal showers and thunderstorms have been increasing in strength and are likely to continue strengthening.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of up to 100 km/h with monsoonal showers and thunderstorms are possible across the Tiwi, Daly and northern Gregory Districts today and will develop across the northwest Arnhem District from this evening.

These conditions are expected to begin easing from Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Wadeye, Wurrumiyanga, Nauiyu, Batchelor, Adelaide River, Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi, Timber Creek, Warruwi and Dundee Beach.

Recent observed wind gusts:

78 km/h at Charles Point (west of Darwin) at 9:09 am Monday.

72 km/h at McCluer Island (northwest Arnhem District) at 10:47 am Monday.

67 km/h at Darwin Airport at 9:28 am Monday.

61 km/h at Wadeye (Port Keats) at 8:05 am Monday.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* 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 www.securent.nt.gov.au