Severe weather warning issued for Northern Tablelands.
Severe weather warning issued for Northern Tablelands. Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning for hailstones, heavy rain

CLOUDS across the ranges are gathering over the Northern Tablelands and a severe weather warning has been issued.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning for large hailstones and heavy rainfall at 3pm.

Areas affected at this stage include:

Tabulam, Bonalbo, Urbenville, Liston, Drake and Mallanganee.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover.

* 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 6:05 pm.



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