Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Cox Peninsula and Darwin areas.

Issued at 3:55 pm Thursday, 24 February 2022.

WATERSPOUT OBSERVED OFF NIGHTCLIFF

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:50 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Darwin City and the Northern Suburbs. These thunderstorms are moving towards the south. They are forecast to affect Channel Island and Wickham Point by 4:20 pm and the base of Cox Peninsula by 4:50 pm.

Damaging winds are likely.

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