Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Daly, Arnhem and Carpentaria districts.

Issued at 3:37 pm Thursday, 6 December 2018.

POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOW ALSO RAPIDLY DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHERN DALY DISTRICT AND KATHERINE AREA.

Weather Situation:Thunderstorms are rapidly developing on and to the north of a trough at the base of the Top End.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Katherine, Palumpa, Peppimenarti, Dorisvale and Arnhem District south of Ramingining.

A potentially severe thunderstorm was detected on radar around 35 km southeast of Katherine at around 3:30pm ACST. Another potentially severe thunderstorm was detected on radar around 90km north of Bulman around 3pm ACST.

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