Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Simpson and Tanami districts.

Issued at 1:03 pm Monday, 17 January 2022.

FAST-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE TANAMI DISTRICT

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are beginning to develop in the northwest flow north of a trough of low pressure over the Lasseter and Simpson Districts, that extends from ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany near the SA border. These thunderstorms are likely to move quickly to the southeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Yuendumu, Willowra and south west Tanami District near WA border.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* 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