Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly district.

Issued at 7:49 am Thursday, 11 November 2021.

VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE BARKLY DISTRICT

A complex low pressure system over SA extends a trough north into central NT, the low will continue moving eastwards, with the trough affecting eastern districts this morning.

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 Alpurrurulam, Avon Downs, Brunette Downs and Barkly District east of Tennant Creek.

A wind gust of 85km/hr was recently recorded at Territory Grape yesterday afternoon.

17mm recorded in 15min at My Lloyd (near Alice Springs) around 7:45pm ACST.

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