Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lasseter and parts of Simpson and Tanami districts.

Issued at 2:58 pm Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH

Weather Situation: Active thunderstorms are forming in a humid airmass and are moving quickly eastwards. A significant line of thunderstorms has moved east of Alice Springs. Severe thunderstorms remain possible in the vicinity of Alice Springs during the next 3 hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Yulara, Yuendumu, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Kulgera, Papunya, Hermannsburg, Curtin Springs, Finke, Watarrka and Titjikala.

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

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