Hmm, looks like the top end is in for a hammering over the next day or two. Tropical Cyclone Monica is bearing down on the coast of the Northern Territory packing wind gusts of up to 350kmh (220mph) in the centre. It's the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere - much bigger than TC Larry that decimated Innisfail and the majority of our fruit-growing regions. Darwin could cop a beating from her, back in 1974 the city was literally leveled by Cat 4 TC Tracy. No word of a lie, there was not one building in the city left undamaged, footage of the aftermath looks like Hiroshima or Nagasaki. I am not exaggerating. A Cat 5 storm of Monica's magnitude could wreck some major damage. Nasty.