Thunderstorm warning for the Northern Rivers has been issued.
Thunderstorm warning for the Northern Rivers has been issued. SALLY SMITH

Northern Rivers severe thunderstorm warning issued

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for parts of the Northern Rivers.

The warning was issued at 4.36pm this afternoon and comes after a media release from the Bureau warning of thunderstorm events for the next couple of days.

Lismore was mentioned in the warning.

93km/h (50knot) wind gust recorded at Condobolin AWS at 4:15pm

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.
* 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 132 500.

 

The next warning is due to be issued by 7:40 pm.



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