Bureau of Meteorology warns of severe thunderstorms for Canberra | Canberra time


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Canberrans were out in force to enjoy the sunshine on Saturday as a balmy 29 degrees gave the territory a taste of summer. However, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Canberra and parts of Queanbeyan this evening. The bureau warned that at 5:25 p.m. severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Goobarragandra (east of Tumut) and Tumut. These storms were moving southeast. They are expected to affect Tuggeranong at 6:25 p.m. Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely On Saturday morning, Canberra Water Park on the Black Mountain Peninsula was full of children and families making the most of the sunny weather. READ ALSO: Owner Will Yeap says at 3 p.m. the park saw 600 happy swimmers float, splash and jump through the inflatable obstacle course. “It’s super busy, if the weather is good it’s fine,” he said. Mr Yeap said that in 2020 the park had 2,000 bookings for the whole year, however, since the park reopened three weeks ago, there have already been 2,500 bookings. Sunny skies are not expected to last Sunday. BoM senior forecaster Stephen Stefanac said there would be plenty of cloud but the temperature would remain warm. “A fairly high risk [for] a few showers over Canberra and also a chance of a thunderstorm, plus the possibility of severe thunderstorms, but temperature wise it will still be quite warm despite the clouds,” he said. For Sunday, a high of 28 is expected with maximum temperatures remaining around 29 degrees for the rest of the week. It comes after a wet start to summer with the wettest November on record with 152.6mm of rainfall for the month. So far, December has recorded 54.8 mm of precipitation. looking for canberra [on Sunday] wind wise we should see cool northwesterly winds,” Stefanac said. it also covers parts of the ACT, especially parts of the Brindabellas. , but that does not include metropolitan areas of Canberra.” Despite this, he said there were “still potentially windy conditions in the Canberra Metro [on Sunday]”. A weather warning for damaging winds was issued by the BoM on Saturday for the southwestern slopes, the Snowy Mountains and the ACT. snow-capped mountains above 1,500 meters developing Sunday morning. For the alpine regions in the above 1,900 meters, winds averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts of more than 125 km/h were likely Sunday morning.The State Emergency Service advised those affected should : Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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