Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem district.

Issued at 10:53 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING OVER THE NORTHWEST ARNHEM DISTRICT

Weather Situation: At 10:45 pm CST radar and satellite imagery showed a number of severe thunderstorms extending from Maningrida to eastern parts of Kakadu National Park, while another severe thunderstorm was approaching the Cobourg Peninsula. These thunderstorms are moving towards the west-northwest.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Jabiru, Maningrida, Cooinda, Warruwi, Gunbalanya and Minjilang.

Jabiru reported a wind gust of 109 km/h at 8:30 pm CST.

Warruwi reported a wind gust of 61 km/h at 8:30 pm CST.

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