Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Daly and parts of Arnhem, Carpentaria, Gregory and Barkly districts.

Issued at 2:38 pm Thursday, 12 November 2020.

VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING ACROSS THE TOP END

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are forming north of a trough currently lying over the over the central Districts. Damaging wind gusts are expected over the western half of the Top End while heavy falls and damaging wind gusts are expected over the eastern half of the Top End including the far northeastern Barkly District.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Katherine, Jabiru, Nauiyu, Mataranka, Pine Creek and Ngukurr.

73.6mm has been recorded at Centre Island since 9am this morning with about 50mm falling in an hour.

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 www.securent.nt.gov.au