Ex-Tropical Cyclone Megan is currently sitting over Elliot in the Northern Territory with severe weather warnings for the Barkly district.

There’s a severe weather warning in the Barkly for heavy, locally intense rainfall and damaging winds.

The region can expect six hourly rainfalls of up to 110 to 150 mm and 24 hourly rainfalls of up to 250mm.

Damaging wind gusts of up to 90kmph can also be expected.

Authorities are advising residents to make sure there are no lose items outside and to seek shelter when conditions deteriorate.

If you are driving please pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Megan continues cutting through the territory after making landfall near Port McArthur as a category three on Monday night.

There is still a major flood warning for the McArthur River catchment.

The McArthur river at Booroloola is still rising and is expected to exceed 14.9 metres this morning.

Borroloola and the McArthur river catchment got a good soaking on Monday night with the Borroloola Airport recording over 300 mm in the 24 hours to 3:20 am yesterday.