Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


For people in parts of the
Mid North Coast,
North West Slopes and Plains and
Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:16 am Wednesday, 25 January 2017.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash
flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be
affected include Taree, Newcastle, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah and Narrabri.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West Slopes and
Plains and Upper Western districts and the warning for these districts is

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.
* 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

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:20 am.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding
areas, 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 or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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