Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
New South Wales
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CANCELLATION DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 4:42 pm Monday, 28 November 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or
surrounding areas. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but
the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued
Hailstones up to 3cm in diameter have been reported in the Hawkesbury region
earlier this afternoon.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES [NSW and ACT] on 132
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the Northern
Rivers, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Mid North Coast districts.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Temperatures will remain above 40 degrees Celsius in parts of central and southern Queensland until at least Wednesday next week, the Bureau of Meterology (BOM) warns.
Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health.
The sort of temperatures that see roads melt and cold taps flowing with boiling water are set to scorch Sydney and northern New South Wales over the next few days with the weather bureau officially forecasting a rare "extreme heatwave".