Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gregory and parts of Carpentaria, Barkly and Tanami districts.

Issued at 10:40 am Sunday, 2 February 2020.
DRENCHING RAINFALL IS LIKELY AROUND A DEVELOPING TROPICAL LOW AND MONSOON TROUGH

Weather Situation: A developing tropical low around the Gregory District is likely to generate widespread heavy rainfall over the next few days. The tropical low is expected to move slowly northwest towards the Kimberley region.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected around the Gregory, western Carpentaria, western Barkly and northern Tanami Districts.
Currently the radar/satellite indicates heavy rainfall may be occurring over the northern Gregory District.

Locations which may be affected include Tennant Creek, Elliott, Kalkarindji, Lajamanu, Ali Curung and Rabbit Flat.

In the 24hrs to 9am on the 2nd Feb, 86mm was recorded at Tennant Creek.
The eastern Gregory District recorded 50-60mm of 24hr rainfall to 9am this morning.

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 www.securent.nt.gov.au