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.
Fire danger is about to spike in South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales and about to drop in Western Australia as an area of hot, dry wind heads east.
Heavy storms are lashing central Queensland, whilst rain and strong winds affect the coast.
Parts of Central NT have had their hottest morning in 7 years.