BoM issues storm warning for parts of the Hunter

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a thunderstorm warning for eight NSW weather forecast districts, including parts of the Upper Hunter.
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STORM SEASON: The Bureau of Meteorology warns more storms and heavy rain are possible in parts of the Hunter on Tuesday evening. Pic: Courtesy 梧桐夜网bom.gov419论坛

The Bureau said large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging wind is possible.

Areas included in the Bureau’s yellow warning zone are Scone and Murrurundi to the north, and further west throughDenman, Sandy Hollow, Merriwaand Cassilis.

BoM said flash flooding may occur in some weather forecast districtsover the next several hours.

Areas likely to be affected outside the Hunter includeLismore, Grafton, Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale, Bathurst, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.

The Bureau said heavy falls have already been recorded in a short space of time in the Northern Rivers, where 43mm of rain fell in 30 minutes between 3:30pm and 4:00pm atBrays Creek on Tuesday.

On the Mid-North Coast,32mm of rain fell in 30 minutes between 3:35pm and 4:05pm at Girralong.

The Bureau will issue an updatedwarning around8pm on Tuesday night.

If hail, heavy rain and damaging winds are forecast, the State Emergency Service (SES) always advises residents to do the following:

move theircar under cover or away from trees;secure loose items around thehouse, yard and balcony;keep clear of fallen power lines;unplug computers and appliances;avoid using the phone during the storm;stay indoors away from windows; andkeep children and pets indoors.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 南京夜网.