Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Gregory districts.

Issued at 4:51 pm Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
HEAVY MONSOON RAINS EXPECTED FOR SOUTHWEST DALY AND NORTHWEST GREGORY DISTRICTS

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is deepening across the Top End. A tropical low is forming near the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, and is expected to move southwestwards into the Kimberley on Thursday.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected over parts of the southwest Daly and northwest Gregory Districts.
Scattered 24 hour rainfall totals of 50-80mm are expected, with isolated falls to 120mm possible.
Heavy rain may continue for coastal areas in the region until Friday.

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

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