Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Carpentaria districts.

Issued at 9:39 am Thursday, 25 November 2021.

HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE NORTH

Weather Situation: A trough is moving northwards towards the base of the Top End. Thunderstorms across the southern Daly District are moving slowly northwards, while thunderstorms across the eastern Carpentaria District are moving slowly eastwards.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Wadeye, Nauiyu, Borroloola, Wollogorang, McArthur River, Palumpa, Peppimenarti and Dorisvale.

64.5 mm in 60 min was observed at Coolibah (near Victoria River Crossing) from 5:45 am to 6:45 am.

51.8 mm in 60 min was observed at McArthur River Mine from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

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