Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:45 pm Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

FAST MOVING THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Weather Situation: Fast moving thunderstorms are developing over the southern districts ahead of a vigorous trough.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Ti Tree, Kulgera, Curtin Springs, Finke and Watarrka.

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