Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:14 pm Saturday, 1 February 2020.

SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL DEVELOPING ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL NT

Weather Situation: thunderstorms are developing in a moist and unstable airmass ahead of a trough over the Simpson district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Elliott, Ali Curung, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois, Barrow Creek and Ampilatwatja.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lasseter district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

16.2 mm fell at Tennant Creek in 10 min between 5:50pm and 6:00pm.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* slow down and turn your headlights on
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* 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