Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:37 pm Saturday, 13 January 2024.

Damaging wind gusts with monsoon squalls expected to develop late on Sunday.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough lies across the base of the Top End. A tropical low near Wadeye is likely to move slowly eastwards further inland this weekend and early next week while deepening. Monsoonal flow across the northern Top End is likely to increase significantly from Sunday afternoon.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible with monsoon squalls over the northern Daly, Tiwi and northwestern Arnhem districts from Sunday afternoon, with the risk continuing Sunday night into Monday.

Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Maningrida, Wurrumiyanga, Milikapiti and Pirlangimpi.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* 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