Storms bring large hail, damaging winds to parts of NSW

UPDATE @ 3.45PM AEDT: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning remains current for people in parts of NSW.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued an updated storm warning at 3.45pm, stating that giant hail and destructive winds are possible with thunderstorms over the North West Slopes and Plains, parts of the Upper Hunter, and inland parts of the Mid-North Coast.

Locations which may be affected include Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.


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Golf ball sized hail measuring 4cm was reported at Narrabri around 3:20pm.

PHOTO: Supplied Meagan Black

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.
* 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 6:45 pm.

EARLIER @ 1.30PM AEDT: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has just been issued for people in parts of NSW.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Gosford, Cessnock, Maitland, Sydney, Penrith, Parramatta, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree and Narrabri.

The Bureau warned that, at 1:15 pm, the storms were detected on the weather radar near the Wollemi National Park southwest of Singleton.

The thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Pokolbin by 1:45 pm and Maitland, Charlestown, Wallsend, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Beresfield by 2:15 pm.

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.
* 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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