News

BOM warns of more severe thunderstorms to come

SEVERE thunderstorms for large areas of NSW due to a deep low pressure trough moving through the state, is being predicted by the Bureau of Meterology.

BOM Acting New South Wales Regional Director, Mr Stephen Lellyett, said there was a high likelihood of severe thunderstorms about the western slopes and plains today with storms also possible in surrounding areas.

Severe thunderstorms will contract to the north east of NSW tomorrow.

"The main impacts are likely to be damaging wind gusts, large hail and localised heavy rainfall. We're closely monitoring the system and will issue warnings as the situation develops," he said.

"Storm season is already well underway, and storms have been quite widespread over the past week in New South Wales."

Mr Lellyett said that more storm activity was expected over the coming days and months.

"The majority of storms in NSW occur between November and March, and despite strong El Niño conditions, this year will be no exception for severe thunderstorms affecting the state," he said.

NSW SES Commission Adam Dent reminded communities to be prepared.

"With timely and appropriate preparation, some of this damage could have been prevented," he said.

"As severe storms are likely in many parts of the state tomorrow, it is important people prepare their homes and businesses now to minimise damage and keep themselves, and their families, safer.

Tips to be storm safe

  • "Cleaning gutters and downpipes
  • Securing or putting away loose items
  • Checking your roof is in good repair
  • Keeping out of flash floodwater 

Keep informed

  • Monitor the Bureau's website
  • Follow the Bureau on Twitter at @BOM_NSW
  • Tune into the media and local radio
  • Listen to the advice of emergency services
  • For storm and flood assistance, contact the NSW SES on 132 500
  • For life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000).

Topics:  bom editors picks weather



Assault charge dropped in police bashing case

Alleged police bashing victim Corey Barker and his mother Angelique Sines leave the Sydney Downing Centre courts after giving evidence against six officers accused of assaulting him and lying in court.

"You must return a verdict of not guilty," the judge said

Fraud and scams skyrocket in Ballina

ONE example of a scam text received by a Northern Rivers resident.

SCAM WATCH: Ballina residents put on alert for dodgy South Africans

Council works to preserve cultural gem

VISIONARY: Boomerang Festival Photographic Exhibition will feature Ben Knight's photo of Pat Tierney

Committee to brianstorm ideas to enrich Boomerang Festival

Local Partners

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Adele's Carpool Karaoke biggest viral hit on YouTube in 2016

The video has already attracted more than 135 million views

What's on the big screen this week

TJ Miller and Jason Bateman in a scene from the movie Office Christmas Party.

A COMEDY about a rowdy office Christmas party hits cinemas today.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!