Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria and Gregory districts.

Issued at 9:22 pm Saturday, 9 February 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF THE TOP END.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms have developed along a trough to the south of the Top End and are moving towards the north northwest.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Larrimah.

An 82km/h wind gust was recorded at Daly Waters at 8:58pm ACST.

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