Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Simpson and Lasseter districts.

Issued at 7:06 pm Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

Supercell thunderstorms are bringing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rainfall to the southern NT.

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Weather Situation: There are currently two large supercell thunderstorms located between Curtin Springs and Finke. The cells are moving to the east. These thunderstorms, as well as other thunderstorms in the area, are in an environment highly conducive to thunderstorm severity.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kulgera, Finke and Simpson District east of Finke.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* 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