Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Palmerston, Darwin and parts of Cox Peninsula and Litchfield areas.

Issued at 5:44 pm Thursday, 14 April 2022.

Damaging Wind Gusts with Thunderstorms

Weather Situation: A Thunderstorm in the Litchfield Area is moving west at about 40km/h toward Darwin.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:40 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Howard Springs and Gunn Point. They are forecast to affect Darwin City, the Northern Suburbs and Palmerston by 6:10 pm and Belyuen, Mandorah and the mouth of Darwin Harbour by 6:40 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