Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly and Simpson districts.

Issued at 9:07 pm Thursday, 24 October 2019.

GUSTY THUNDERSTORMS MOVING EASTWARDS

Weather Situation: At 9:00 pm CST severe thunderstorms were detected on satellite imagery over the eastern Simpson and Barkly Districts moving east.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alpurrurulam and Avon Downs.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lasseter district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

At 5:49 pm CST an 82km/h wind gust was observed at Alice Springs 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