Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Severe storm warning for Sydney

Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 15:10 EDT

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) is warning people in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury, to prepare for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

The weather bureau has issued a storm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds.

The storms are moving north-east of Sydney, towards Windsor and the Yengo National Park.

The SES is advising people to move their cars under cover and keep clear of flooding creeks.



A severe storm in the state's central-west has already left 5,000 homes without power.

There was flash flooding and trees were brought down when the storm hit Bathurst just before 2pm (AEDT).

The SES has received nine calls for help but says it expects that number to rise.

Essential Energy says several crews are working to restore electricity after trees fell on powerlines in the city.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone Debbie strengthens to cat 2 on way to probable cat 4 as it continues towards Queensland coast

01:31 EDT

A cyclone off northern Queensland has intensified to a category two and could reach category four by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones

20:42 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology has off the coast of Queensland.

Queensland braces for Tropical Cyclone Debbie

12:37 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.