Severe Storm Warning

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of NSW

LATEST @ 1.46 PM AEDT: A detailed severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for people in parts of NSW.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Berrima, the Lithgow district, the Muswellbrook district and the Glen Davis/Newnes district around 1.45pm.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast and are forecast to affect Colo Heights, Bundanoon and Moss Vale by 2:15 pm and Richmond, Riverstone and Branxton by 2:45 pm.


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Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely, with residents being urged to move their cars undercover and secure loose items around the home.

LATEST @ 11:48 AEDT: There’s been a severe thunderstorm outbreak across southern NSW, with a severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of the state.

According to the weather bureau, a low pressure system over inland New South Wales is drawing humid air across eastern parts of the state causing widespread thunderstorm activity.

“This system is expected to gradually move to the Tasman Sea later tonight,” BOM said.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.”

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Albury.

EARLIER: An updated severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for NSW, as a severe thunderstorm moves through parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that the storms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Batemans Bay, Canberra, Yass, Parkes, Wagga Wagga and Albury.

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for the Lower Western district earlier this morning has now been cancelled.

EARLIER: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of NSW this morning, with large hailstones, heavy rain and damaging winds set to lash parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a low pressure system over inland New South Wales is drawing humid air across eastern parts of the state causing widespread thunderstorm activity.

“This system is expected to gradually move to the Tasman Sea later tonight,” BOM said.

The severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Wagga Wagga, Albury, West Wyalong, Tumbarumba, Griffith and Narrandera.

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) 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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