Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Simpson and parts of Barkly, Lasseter and Tanami districts.

Issued at 5:49 pm Wednesday, 6 October 2021.


Weather Situation: Fast moving thunderstorms are extending over the southern districts ahead of a vigorous trough. A line of active thunderstorms observed on radar is moving east of Alice Springs and extends to Yuendumu. Small hail is possible.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Yuendumu, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Kulgera and Finke.

A wind gust of 92 km/h was observed at Alice Springs at 3:30 pm CST.

A wind gust of 96 km/h was observed at Alice Springs at 5:30 pm CST.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten
* 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
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit