Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Simpson, Lasseter and Tanami districts.

Issued at 3:54 pm Thursday, 7 December 2017.

Weather Situation:A trough moving through the Tanami, Lasseter and Simpson districts are assisting the development of high based thunderstorms which may produce severe gusts in the area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Yuendumu, Rabbit Flat, Papunya, Supplejack Downs, Tanami Downs, The Granites and Willowra.

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