The monsoon is not expected to make much impact on rain across the Top End.
The Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon said tomorrow is our best chance for rain in north west Top End, "but we won't be seeing monsoon like conditions this week".
The southern half of the NT may experience dust storms on Wednesday and Thursday.
"The dust storms were so bad in Alice Springs on Saturday that visibility at the airport dropped temporarily to just 200 metres," a bureau spokeswoman said.
"On Sunday visibility in Tennant Creek dropped to two kilometres, where in normal clear conditions visibility is around 30 kilometres.
"The dust was kicked up across much of central Australia, due to a trough moving north through southern parts of the NT (unrelated to the tropical low that impacted the Top End)," the spokesman said.
Two locations in the north west Top End recorded more than half a metre of rain on Saturday.
That's about a third of Darwin's annual average rainfall in one day (Darwin airport's mean annual rainfall is 1722.9mm).
Dum In Mirrie island, north of Dundee beach, recorded 562mm of rain in 24 hours, a new NT record, eclipsing the previous record of 544mm, set in the Roper Valley in April 1963.
Wagait Beach recorded 515.2mm of rain, which after Roper Valley, makes it now the record holder for third highest 24 hour rainfall in the NT.
The rainfalls associated with the recent tropical low were higher than experienced in Darwin in 2011 during Tropical Cyclone Carlos when the airport recorded its highest annual daily total of 367.6mm.
Elsewhere in the North West, Warruwi (on the Goulburn Islands off Arnhem Land), Charles Point (near Wagait), Geriatric Park (Dundee Forest), Noonamah Airstrip and McMinns Lagoon all received more than 200mm over the past few days.
For Dum In Mirrie and Geriatric Park, last weekend's drenching comes after recording two of the lowest ever total monthly rainfalls in December.
Also, residents along the northern NT coast are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall and high tides associated with the monsoon.
Medical Entomology director Nina Kurucz said: "Heavy rainfall or flooding associated with the monsoonal activity might create environmental conditions favourable for salt marsh and common banded mosquitoes to breed in high numbers."
"We expect mosquito numbers to increase by Thursday."
Both mosquito species can transmit the Ross River virus (RRV), with the common banded mosquito also able to carry the potentially fatal Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus.
The high-risk period for RRV is December to March and for MVE January to June.
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