Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NT
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - DARWIN CITY
and OUTER DARWIN
Issued at 5:57 pm Friday, 17 March 2017.
Severe thunderstorms in the warning area have temporarily eased. Further severe
thunderstorms are still possible. The situation is being closely monitored and
further detailed warnings will be issued as necessary.
The next warning is due to be issued by 7:00 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Daly, Arnhem
and parts of the Carpentaria and Gregory districts.
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.
Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.