Darwin Region Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Palmerston and parts of Litchfield areas.

Issued at 5:32 pm Wednesday, 18 December 2019.

POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM EXPECTED TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Koolpinyah. These thunderstorms are moving towards the west. They are forecast to affect Howard Springs, McMinns Lagoon and Gunn Point by 6:00 pm and Palmerston, Humpty Doo and Robertson Barracks by 6:30 pm.

Damaging winds are likely.

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


 

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