Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria and Barkly districts.

Issued at 5:35 pm Wednesday, 25 December 2019.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING AND MOVING ACROSS CENTRAL DISTRICTS

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms developing along the Queensland border are developing into squall lines. Storms to the north of the area are moving west at 55km/h while storms in the south of the are are moving northwest at 55km/h.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include McArthur River, Mallapunyah, Avon Downs, Brunette Downs, Cresswell Downs and Barkly District east of Tennant Creek.

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