NT Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria and Barkly districts.

Issued at 5:50 pm Thursday, 21 October 2021.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PERSISTING OVER THE CARPENTARIA AND NORTHEAST BARKLY DISTRICTS

Weather Situation: An active area of storms are persisting north of a trough located over the Barkly District.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Borroloola, Wollogorang, Mallapunyah and McArthur River.

94km/h gust recorded at McArthur River Mine at 3pm.

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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