Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Gregory districts.

Issued at 3:04 pm Monday, 25 January 2021.

MONSOON TO BRING HEAVY RAIN TO THE WESTERN TOP END

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is deepening across the Top End and a tropical low is expected to form near the southern Daly District during Tuesday. The tropical low is expected to deepen over the southern Daly District or northern Gregory District during Wednesday, then begin to move westwards towards Kimberley from Thursday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to develop over parts of the western Daly and northern Gregory Districts tonight and on Wednesday.

Widespread 24 hour totals of 100-150mm are possible across the warning area, with heavier falls of 150-200mm near the coast.

Heavy rain is expected to continue in the region until Thursday. Depending on exactly where the tropical low forms, heavy rain may also develop across the Darwin region.

Locations which may be affected include Wadeye, Nauiyu, Timber Creek, Dundee Beach, Palumpa and Peppimenarti.

Rainfall in the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today:

30.6 mm at Wadeye (Port Keats).

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 www.securent.nt.gov.au