Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gregory, Barkly and Tanami districts.

Issued at 5:02 am Thursday, 11 October 2018.
Weather Situation: At 5:00 am CST, satellite imagery and Halls Creek radar showed frequent thunderstorms moving across the Tanami and southern Gregory Districts. A line of thunderstorms is also moving across central Barkly District. These severe thunderstorms are expected to continue this morning.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Gregory and Tanami districts. Locations which may be affected include Lajamanu, Supplejack Downs and Gregory District west of Daguragu.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Barkly District. Locations which may be affected include Renner Springs and Barkly District east of Tennant Creek.
A wind gust of 89 kilometres per hour was reported at Rabbit Flat at 9.36 pm CSTon Wednesday evening. Lajamanu reported a wind gust of 91 kilometres per hour at 12.30 am CST this morning.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* 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