Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:41 pm Thursday, 26 December 2019.

VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN TOP END AND NORTHERN GREGORY DISTRICT.

Weather Situation: Lines of thunderstorms have developed over the northern parts of the Territory as a trough moves north across the central districts.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Daly and Arnhem districts. Locations which may be affected include Jabiru, Adelaide River, Pine Creek and Cooinda.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Gregory district.

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