Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem district.

Issued at 3:11 pm Thursday, 6 December 2018.

POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING OVER EASTERN TOP END
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Weather Situation:Thunderstorms are rapidly developing on and to the north of a trough at the base of the Top End.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Arnhem District south of Maningrida.

A potentially severe thunderstorm was detected on radar around 90km north of Bulman around 3pm ACST.

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