Weather Warnings - Wind Warning for Land Areas
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Simpson and Lasseter forecast districts.
Issued at 10:37 pm CST on Thursday 1 September 2016.
Fast moving storms observed on radar in the Simpson District had been weaken.
A vigorous trough and associated cloud band is moving through the southeast of
The Severe Weather Warning for the Simpson and Lasseter forecast districts has
been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further
warnings will be issued if necessary.
A wind gust of 70 km/hr was recorded at Alice Springs Airport at 3:22 pm CST.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
- 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.
- Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be
treated as live.
For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureaus
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214.
The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate this
warning being broadcast regularly.
Night-time temperatures will drop well below average in the Capital from Wednesday.
Warmer-than-normal oceans have contributed to a late end to a big wet season across the southern hemisphere.
Marine scientists have upped the ante in their fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of coral bleaching.