The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Hunter area on Tuesday, December 7 | Hunter Valley News

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The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Hunter area on Tuesday, December 7. The Bureau issued the warning at 4.17pm and warned Hunter residents to be aware of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain. “A broad upper trough over eastern Australia supports the development of thunderstorms in New South Wales this afternoon, some of which are severe,” the Bureau said. “Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next few hours.” The Bureau said the next warning should be issued at 7:20 p.m. The Bureau said the weather warning also applies to residents of the Illawarra, Central Plateaus, Southern Plateaus and parts of the Middle North Coast, South Coast, Northern Slopes and Plains. -west, mid-western slopes and plains, south-western slopes, western and northern highlands. Forecast neighborhoods. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the NSW State Emergency Service advises:

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The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Hunter area on Tuesday, December 7.

The Bureau issued the warning at 4.17pm and warned Hunter residents to be aware of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.

“A broad upper trough over eastern Australia supports the development of thunderstorms in New South Wales this afternoon, some of which are severe,” the Bureau said.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next few hours.”

THUNDERSTORMS: The warning area identified by the Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday, December 7. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau said the next warning should be issued at 7:20 p.m.

The Bureau said the weather warning also applies to residents of the Illawarra, Central Plateaus, Southern Plateaus and parts of the Middle North Coast, South Coast, Northern Slopes and Plains. -west, mid-western slopes and plains, south-western slopes, western and northern highlands. Forecast neighborhoods.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, the NSW State Emergency Service advises:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or store loose items around your home, yard and balcony.
  • Stay at least 8 meters away from downed power lines or potentially live objects, such as fences.
  • Report downed power lines to Ausgrid (131388), Endeavor Energy (131003), Essential Energy (132080) or Evoenergy (131093) as indicated on your electricity bill.
  • Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
  • Stay away from streams and storm drains.
  • Do not walk, cycle or drive through flood waters.
  • If you are trapped by a flash flood, seek refuge at the highest place available and call 000 if you need help.
  • Be aware that rainfall runoff in areas affected by fires may behave differently and be faster. It may also contain debris such as ashes, dirt, trees and rocks.
  • After bushfires, heavy rains and loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, increasing the risk of landslides.
  • 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 alert and watch the conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following the bush fires.
  • For emergency help with floods and storms, call the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
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