Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria district.

Issued at 5:04 pm Saturday, 25 January 2020.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING DRENCHING RAIN NORTH OF THE TROPICAL LOW

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms were detected on satellite and RADAR data at 17:00 CST over the southeast Carpentaria District, generated by the tropical low over the Barkly District. They are moving to the east and are expected to affect the area of the next few hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include McArthur River, Wollogorang and Mallapunyah.

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