Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly, Simpson and Tanami districts.

Issued at 1:34 pm Friday, 25 October 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE FORMED ALONG A TROUGH SOUTH OF YUENDUMU AND NEAR RABBIT FLAT

Weather Situation:Thunderstorms have formed along a trough extending from the Tanami to the Simpson District this afternoon. The thunderstorms over the southern Barkly are expected to become severe over the next several hours. The thunderstorms are slow moving.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Tennant Creek, Ali Curung, Yuendumu, Rabbit Flat, Ampilatwatja and Barrow Creek.

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