Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gregory and Tanami districts.

Issued at 10:58 am Sunday, 21 January 2024.

Weather Situation: A tropical low located just to the southeast of Kalkarindji is forecast to move towards the west southwest through today. At this stage, the tropical low is expected to move out of the Northern Territory late Sunday evening and into the Kimberley in Western Australia during Monday morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is likely to continue through western inland, extending west towards the Western Australian border between Newry and Rabbit Flat during Sunday. Scattered six-hourly rainfall totals between 90 to 140 mm are likely.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is also possible with thunderstorms between about Daguragu and Supplejack Downs, extending west to the WA border during Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 140 to 200 mm are possible. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with INTENSE RAINFALL are detected.

A Flood Watch and multiple Flood Warnings are current for the North Western and parts of the Central Northern Territory.

Locations which may be affected include Kalkarindji, Lajamanu, Rabbit Flat, Daguragu, Newry and Gregory District west of Daguragu.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Carpentaria and Barkly districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
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