Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Parts of Arnhem District

Issued at 7:54 am Monday, 24 February 2020.

WINDY THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN DEVELOPING NEAR GROOTE EYLANDT

Weather Situation: Tropical Cyclone Esther is producing widespread showers and thunderstorms through the Gulf of Carpentaria and adjacent coastal areas.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Alyangula.

A Tropical Cyclone Warning is current for parts of the Northern Territory coast. See www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

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