Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria, Simpson and Lasseter districts.

Issued at 8:17 pm Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH AND SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTH

Weather Situation: Active thunderstorms are forming in a humid airmass and are moving quickly eastwards.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Simpson and Lasseter districts. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Arltunga and Kulgera.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Carpentaria district. Locations which may be affected include Larrimah and Mataranka.

A 85 km/h wind gust was observed at Yulara at 2:30pm.

A 82km/h wind gust was observed at Yulara at 6:55pm.

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