Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem district.

Issued at 8:39 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER THE NORTHERN ARNHEM DISTRICT

Weather Situation: At 8:30 pm CST severe thunderstorms were detected on Warruwi radar just to the south of Warruwi and also at Jabiru. Another area of severe thunderstorms was identified on satellite developing to the south of Ramingining. These thunderstorms are moving towards the west.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the northwest Arnhem district. Locations which may be affected include Jabiru, Warruwi, Gunbalanya, Murganella and Minjilang.

Severe thunderstorms are also likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the northern Arnhem district. Locations which may be affected include Maningrida, Milingimbi, and Ramingining.

Jabiru reported a wind gust of 109 km/h at 8:30 pm CST.

Warruwi reported a wind gust to 61 km/h at 8:30 pm CST.

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