Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Cox Peninsula and Darwin areas.

Issued at 8:56 pm Tuesday, 5 November 2019.

GUSTY STORM MOVING OVER THE COX PENINSULA

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:55 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Darwin City and Wickham Point. These thunderstorms are moving towards the west. They are forecast to affect Charles Point, Belyuen and Mandorah by 9:25 pm.

Damaging winds are likely.

A gust of 80 km/h was recorded at Darwin Harbour at 8:37pm.

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