Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:24 pm Tuesday, 23 November 2021.

SQUALL LINE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHING ALICE SPRINGS AND YUENDUMU

Weather Situation: A line of thunderstorms is approaching Alice Springs and is expected to reach the town between 7pm and 8pm. The thunderstorm is weakening as it approaches Alice Springs but may produce damaging winds and heavy rain. Another thunderstorm is approaching Yuendumu in the next 30 min and may produce damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Yuendumu, Ti Tree, Papunya, Hermannsburg, Santa Teresa, Titjikala and Willowra.

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