Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 2:48 pm Saturday, 12 January 2019.

ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED OVER CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Weather Situation:Isolated thunderstorms have developed through southern parts of the Northern Territory.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Yuendumu, Wulungurru, Ali Curung, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois and Rabbit Flat.

At 2:40pm ACST a 83km/h wind gust was recorded 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