Hail is predicted on the Northern Rivers over the next few hours
Hail is predicted on the Northern Rivers over the next few hours Carol Kilby

Large hailstones and strong winds forecast for Nth Rivers

LARGE hailstones and damaging winds are forecast for the Northern Rivers over the next several hours

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe storm warning at 4:54pm.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in areas such as Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, Yamba and Maclean.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.

* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

* Keep clear of fallen power lines.

* 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 BOM is due to issue the next warning at 7:55 pm.



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