Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:13 pm Tuesday, 21 January 2020.

SQUALLY MONSOONAL STORMS ARE RACING ACROSS THE NORTHERN TOP END

Weather Situation: A developing tropical low over the Gregory District is drawing in a vigorous monsoonal flow across the northern Top End.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are developing this afternoon across the Tiwi Islands, northern Daly and Arnhem districts, including Darwin.

Winds are expected to perisit into Wednesday as the tropical low slowly moves east towards the Carpentaria and northern Barkly District.

Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Jabiru, Maningrida, Wurrumiyanga and Nauiyu.

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 www.securent.nt.gov.au