Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem and Carpentaria districts.

Issued at 11:34 am Tuesday, 28 December 2021.

Weather Situation: A tropical low is located over the southern Arnhem District and is expected to move eastwards across the Top End and into the Gulf of Carpentaria tonight. The low is expected to move further east across the Gulf of Carpentaria on Wednesday with conditions easing over the Top End.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected across the eastern Carpentaria District and Groote Eylandt today and Wednesday morning. Twenty-four hour rainfall totals of 100-200 mm are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Borroloola, Alyangula, Ngukurr, McArthur River and Carpentaria District south of Ngukurr.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts of up to 100 km/h and HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to

FLASH FLOODING are expected along the north Arnhem coast.
A separate Severe Weather Warning is also current for abnormally high tides and damaging surf.

A Flood Watch and Warning is current for parts of the Top End.
For more information on weather warnings in the Northern Territory refer to

Locations which may be affected include Nhulunbuy, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Galiwinku, Warruwi, Gapuwiyak, Murganella and Minjilang.

24 Rainfall observed to 9am Tuesday:
79mm at Ngukurr
54mm at Centre Island

Wind gusts of 98km/hr was observed at McCluer Island at 10pm last night and 87km/hr was observed at Ngayawili at midnight.

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