Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Simpson district.

Issued at 11:41 pm Friday, 21 January 2022.
INTENSE RAINFALL OCCURRING AT JERVOIS WITH SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORM.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass lies northeast of a trough over central Australia.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Jervois and Simpson District east of Finke.
Jervois recorded 76.4mm in 1 hour to midnight.
An 87 km/h gust was recorded at Rabbit Flat at 3:51pm

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