Darwin Region Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Bynoe and parts of Cox Peninsula and Litchfield areas.

Issued at 3:48 pm Monday, 17 February 2020.
EXPLOSIVE THUNDERSTORMS NORTHWEST OF BATCHELOR ARE MOVING NORTH TOWARDS THE COX PENINSULA

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:45 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Finniss River, the Finniss River, the coast to the west of Litchfield National Park and Litchfield National Park. They are forecast to affect Dundee Downs, Kangaroo Flats, Milne Inlet and Darwin River by 4:15 pm and Dundee Beach, Middle Arm, the base of Cox Peninsula and Tumbling Waters by 4:45 pm.

Damaging winds are likely.
Batchelor recorded a wind gust of 80km/h at 3:30pm

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


 

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