Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:09 pm Wednesday, 18 December 2019.

POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM EXPECTED TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:10 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Palmerston. They are forecast to affect Channel Island by 6:40 pm and the base of Cox Peninsula by 7:10 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