Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Simpson and parts of Barkly and Lasseter districts.

Issued at 10:06 pm Wednesday, 5 August 2020.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY ACROSS THE SIMPSON DISTRICT THIS EVENING

Weather Situation: An active trough is moving across central Australia. At 10:00 pm radar and satellite showed scattered thunderstorms between Papunya and the Queensland border. These thunderstorms are expected to contract eastwards.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois, Hermannsburg and Finke.

There have been several reports of small hail at Yulara today.

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