Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:48 pm Friday, 3 December 2021.

INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HIGH WINDS HEADING TOWARDS DARWIN

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:50 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Howard Springs. They are forecast to affect Palmerston, Robertson Barracks and Gunn Point by 3:20 pm and the Northern Suburbs, Darwin Airport and Berrimah by 3:50 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