Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly and Simpson districts.

Issued at 5:10 pm Friday, 11 January 2019.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE SOUTHERN BARKLY AND NORTHERN SIMPSON DISTRICTS

Weather Situation: At 1700 CST, isolated severe thunderstorms could be seen on Satellite imagery in the southern Barkly and northern Simpson district. They are moving to the northwest.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ali Curung, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois, Barrow Creek and Ampilatwatja.
At 1418 CST, a 95km/hr wind gust was recorded at Jervois.

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