Source: Bureau of Meteorology


A tropical low within the monsoon trough lies over the southwestern Top End and will drift slowly eastwards and deepen during the next few days, producing heavy rainfall over the Flood Watch area.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area range from moderately dry to wet due to recent rainfall. Catchments can become wet quickly with further forecast rainfall over the next few days.

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast for the next few days within the Flood Watch area during today and the next few days. Widespread heavy rainfall is likely to increase as the monsoon low strengthens. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 60 - 80 mm on Sunday, 100 - 140 mm on Monday and 120 - 160 mm on Tuesday are likely, with isolated heavier daily rainfall totals exceeding 250 mm possible.

Significant river, creek, and stream rises are likely with heavy rainfall, with possible minor to major flooding across the Flood Watch area during the next week.

Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Victoria River below Kalkarindji
Fitzmaurice River
Mary River
Upper Adelaide River
Adelaide River below Adelaide River Town
Finniss River
Lower Daly River
Daly River above Douglas River
Katherine River
Moyle River
South Alligator River
Wildman River
Waterhouse River

See to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.

More information on the Flood Watch Service and maps of Flood Watch areas are available at .

Flood Safety Advice:
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.

* Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so.

* Don't drive into floodwaters.

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information is available at .

The latest road conditions are available at .

Rainfall and River Conditions Map