Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and parts of Mid North Coast, Central Tablelands, Riverina and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 6:21 pm Sunday, 19 January 2020.
GUSTY STORMS FOR INLAND NEW SOUTH WALES
Weather Situation: A broad trough of low pressure lies over inland New South Wales, with another trough along the coast. Humid air feeding into these systems will bring thunderstorms across parts of the state.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and parts of the Central Tablelands, Riverina and Australian Capital Territory districts. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Dubbo, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Griffith.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Mid North Coast district. Locations which may be affected include Kempsey, Dorrigo, Glenreagh, Macksville, Wauchope and Comboyne.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lower Western and Upper Western districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
100km/h wind gust was recorded at Narrandera around 5.45pm.
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.