Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Daly and parts of Arnhem and Gregory districts.

Issued at 8:09 pm Saturday, 12 January 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH THE WESTERN TOP END

Weather Situation: At 8:00pm ACST, radar and satellite imagery showed a number of squall lines and severe thunderstorms tracking towards the western Top End coastline.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Darwin, Palmerston, Jabiru, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Batchelor, Adelaide River, Pine Creek, Cooinda, Gunbalanya, Dundee Beach and Peppimenarti.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Carpentaria district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

At 7:00pm ACST, a 88km/h wind gust was reported at Douglas River.

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