Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Simpson and Lasseter districts.

Issued at 6:43 pm Saturday, 23 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms continuing over the far southern Northern Territory.

Weather Situation: A trough of low pressure extends from northwest Western Australia to South Australia and Northern Territory border and combines with a hot and unstable air mass to produce severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts moving across the border into the Simpson districts. A southerly surge associated with the trough is also enhancing thunderstorm activity. Thunderstorms complexes are moving generally towards the northeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kulgera and Finke.

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