Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Carpentaria and Barkly districts.

Issued at 4:54 pm Sunday, 25 October 2020.
VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER EASTERN CARPENTARIA AND NORTHEAST BARKLY DISTRICTS.

Weather Situation: A trough is located over the Carpentaria District.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Borroloola, Wollogorang, Mallapunyah, McArthur River and Cresswell Downs.

A wind gust of 98km/hr was observed at McArthur River this afternoon.

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