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Severe Storm Warning for a large section of New South Wales, and all of the ACT (Update: ACT no longer affected)

November 26th, 2007 at 03:56pm

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for FLASH FLOODING
For people in the CENTRAL TABLELANDS, ACT, CENTRAL WEST SLOPES, SOUTH WEST SLOPES and parts of the SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, NORTH WEST SLOPES, CENTRAL WEST PLAINS, RIVERINA, UPPER WESTERN and LOWER WESTERN Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:23 pm Monday, 26 November 2007.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Cobar and Bourke.

Cobar airport has already recorded 61 mm of rain in 2 hours today.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* 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 6:25 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Canberra and Queanbeyan, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Update 6:45pm:
For people in the CENTRAL TABLELANDS, ACT, CENTRAL WEST SLOPES, CENTRAL WEST PLAINS, SOUTH WEST SLOPES, RIVERINA, UPPER WESTERN, LOWER WESTERN and parts of the HUNTER, SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, NORTH WEST SLOPES and NORTH WEST PLAINS Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:24 pm Monday, 26 November 2007.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Tibooburra, Cobar and Broken Hill.

Cobar airport has already recorded 61 mm of rain in 2 hours today.

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:25 pm.
End Update

Update 7:57pm:
For people in the CENTRAL WEST SLOPES, RIVERINA and parts of the CENTRAL TABLELANDS, SOUTHERN TABLELANDS, CENTRAL WEST PLAINS, SOUTH WEST SLOPES and LOWER WESTERN Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:50 pm Monday, 26 November 2007.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Dubbo, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Hay.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the HUNTER, ACT, NORTH WEST SLOPES, NORTH WEST PLAINS and UPPER WESTERN districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:50 pm. (Unless it affects the ACT, it will not be reproduced here. See http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN65156.shtml for further updates.)
End Update

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  • 1. Hamesucken  |  November 26th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for the updates Samuel.


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