Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Simpson, Lasseter and Tanami districts.
Issued at 4:43 pm Thursday, 2 April 2020.
SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE TERRITORY
Weather Situation: a moist and unstable air mass lies ahead of a trough over the Lasseter district
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds 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, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois, Papunya, Hermannsburg, Santa Teresa and Titjikala.
A 68 km/h wind gust was reported at Territory Grape Farm at 4:30 pm.
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