Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly district.

Issued at 3:08 pm Tuesday, 19 December 2023.

Gusty thunderstorms in the Barkly district.

Weather Situation: A trough low pressure and a hot, unstable atmosphere is triggering severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Tennant Creek and Barkly District east of Tennant Creek.

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