A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Been Issued For Parts Of NSW

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Been Issued For Parts Of NSW Bureau of Meterology

Parts of NSW can expect destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall as a storm makes its way across the state.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Tablelands and parts of Metropolitan, Illawarra, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western Forecast Districts. 

A low pressure system is tracking eastwards across New South Wales, triggering thunderstorm activity through parts of New South Wales.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce giant hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and destructive winds over the next several hours in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Metropolitan, Illawarra and North West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle, Armidale, Orange, Canberra, and Tamworth. 

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western districts. Locations which may be affected include Parkes, Condobolin, Nyngan, West Wyalong, Cobar, Forbes, Lake Cargelligo, Temora and Peak Hill.

A dangerous thunderstorm has been detected near Gloucester and is expected to affect Tuncurry within the hour. Giant hail and destructive winds are likely.

Four centimetre hail has been observed from a thunderstorm at Coopernook, on the Mid North Coast, with five centimetre hail at Gresford, in the Lower Hunter at about 4pm. 

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The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.

  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

  • Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

  • Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.

  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

  • Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.

  • If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.

  • Unplug computers and appliances.

  • Avoid using the phone during the storm.

  • Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.

  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

 

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