Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly and Simpson districts.

Issued at 2:35 pm Friday, 11 January 2019.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE SOUTHERN BARKLY AND NORTHERN SIMPSON DISTRICTS

Weather Situation: At 1430 CST, isolated severe thunderstorms could be seen on Satellite imagery in the southern Barkly and northern Simpson district. They are moving to the northwest.

At 1418 CST, a 95km/hr wind gust was recorded at Jervois.

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