Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Barkly district.

Issued at 6:42 pm Tuesday, 3 March 2020.


Weather Situation: An intense thunderstorm has developed in an area favourable for supercell thunderstorms. This thunderstorm is about 100 km northeast of Tennant Creek and moving towards the east. This thunderstorm is very dangerous.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds and intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Brunette Downs.

A separate Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain and damaging winds is also current for parts of the Barkly and Simpson Districts.

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