Severe thunderstorms for the Southern Tablelands

A dynamic cold front associated with a deep low pressure system in SA is tracking east across the state today with severe thunderstorms predicted for Goulburn.

The Bureau of Meteorology updated the storm warning at 1:30 pm.

This system will result in the development of severe thunderstorms across eastern NSW as the day progresses.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours in the Southern Tablelands.

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.
  • Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
  • Unplug computers and appliances.
  • Avoid using the phone during the storm.
  • Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
  • Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

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