Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Arnhem districts.

Issued at 9:26 pm Thursday, 6 December 2018.

THUNDERSTORMS OVER WESTERN PARTS OF KAKADU MOVING TOWARDS DARWIN

Weather Situation: A trough lies at the base of the Top End with an environment favourable for SEVERE thunderstorms to its north.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Batchelor, Adelaide River, Dundee Beach and Marrakai.

At 4:09pm ACST a 91km/h wind gust was recorded at Tindal Airport.

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