Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of NSW

UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in parts of the Maitland/Cessnock, Greater Newcastle and  Gosford/Wyong areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Wyong and Warnervale.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Toukley, Tuggerah Lake, Cessnock and Gorokan by 4:45 pm and Budgewoi, Maitland, Kurri Kurri and Bolwarra by 5:15 pm.


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Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Thunderstorms across the afternoon have been producing heavy rainfall for up to 30 mins and small hail ( less than 2cm.)

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:25 pm.

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EARLIER: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in parts of the Greater Newcastle, Sydney and  Gosford/Wyong areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Woy Woy, Horsley Park, Leppington and Umina.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Parramatta, Gosford, Fairfield and Liverpool by 4:10 pm and Hornsby, Sydney Olympic Park, Budgewoi and Wyong by 4:40 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Blacktown and Baulkham Hills have recieved 30mm of rain in 30 mins.

Hail less than 2cm is being reported with these storms.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:45 pm.

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM

 

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