Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lasseter and parts of Simpson districts.

Issued at 1:56 pm Thursday, 24 October 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHERN LASSETER AND SIMPSON DISTRICTS MOVING EAST

Weather Situation: At 13:50 CST severe thunderstorms were detected in satellite imagery over South Australia, and are expected to continue developing over the southern Lasseter and Simpson Districts, associated with a trough moving east into the area from Western Australia. Severe thunderstorms to the southwest of Alice Springs are moving slowly east northeast so may affect Alice Springs in three to four hours time.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Yulara, Kaltukatjara, Kulgera, Hermannsburg, Curtin Springs, Finke, Watarrka and Uluru.

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