Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:23 pm Saturday, 15 January 2022.

VERY GUSTY WINDS AROUND ALICE SPRINGS

Weather Situation: A hot and humid flow over central Australia is resulting in gusty storms.

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, Arltunga, Santa Teresa, Titjikala and Simpson District east of Finke.

A gust of 128 km/h was recorded at Alice Springs Airport at 4:16pm.

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 www.securent.nt.gov.au