Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Gregory districts.

Issued at 4:52 pm Tuesday, 26 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 southwest Daly District later today or on Wednesday. The tropical low is expected to deepen over the southwest Daly District or northwest Gregory District during Wednesday, then move westwards into the Kimberley by Thursday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to develop over parts of the southwestern Daly and northwestern Gregory Districts later today and on Wednesday.

Scattered 24 hour rainfall totals of 75-125mm are expected across the warning area, with heavier falls to 200mm possible.

Heavy rain is expected to continue in the region until Thursday.

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

24 hour rainfall totals to 9am on Tuesday:

70mm at Dum-In-Mirrie

64mm at Wadeye (Port Keats)

62mm at Fish River

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