Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Palmerston, Darwin and parts of Cox Peninsula and Litchfield areas.

Issued at 1:44 pm Thursday, 8 November 2018.
FAST- MOVING SQUALL LINE APPROACHING FROM THE EAST

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:40 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Howard Springs and Koolpinyah. They are forecast to affect the Northern Suburbs, Palmerston, Berrimah and Robertson Barracks by 2:10 pm and Darwin City, Channel Island and Mandorah by 2:40 pm.
Damaging winds are likely.

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