Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:29 pm Saturday, 13 February 2021.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PARTS OF THE TOP END

Slow moving thunderstorms have developed near a trough extending across central and eastern parts of the Top End.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Katherine, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nauiyu, Milingimbi and Pine Creek.

Rainfall since 9am Saturday:

60.6mm was recently recorded in an hour at Maningrida

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