TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN CITY
and OUTER DARWIN
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in the Palmerston and parts of the Bynoe, Cox Peninsula, Litchfield and Darwin areas.
Issued at 5:36 pm Wednesday, 15 March 2017.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, potential severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Humpty Doo, Acacia Hills, Lambells Lagoon and the Adelaide River to the southeast of Darwin. They are forecast to affect Berry Springs, Noonamah, Howard Springs and Livingstone by 6:00 pm and Palmerston and Middle Arm by 6:30 pm.
Damaging winds are likely.
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
The next warning is due to be issued by 6:40 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au
or call 1300 659 214. The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.