Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly and Arnhem districts.

Issued at 5:06 pm Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Gusty thunderstorms developing east of Darwin

Weather Situation: Storms have rapidly developed to the southeast of Darwin (north of Adelaide River) and are moving towards the northwest. A fast moving thunderstorm south of Jabiru is moving towards the west through the Kakadu area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Batchelor, Cooinda and Dundee Beach.

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