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Wild weather eases

Tuesday November 20, 2012 - 05:15 EDT

Weather conditions in the New South Wales south east are expected to ease later today, after wild weather lashed the region overnight.

Storms swept across the Eurobodalla yesterday afternoon, triggering a water spout to form at Batemans Bay.

The Duty Forecaster at the Canberra Weather Bureau, Sean Carson said rain areas will continue throughout the day.

But he said conditions should not be as severe as yesterday.

"It's a clash of cold air and warm air which you get in spring, and we’ve certainly still had similar effects of that this morning,� he said.

“Pretty much from about Bega northwards now are the heaviest falls.

“Down south there's still a bit of light rain falling," he said.

The State Emergency Service says people in the south east should be prepared for severe storms.

The SES Deputy Region Controller for the Illawarra-South Coast, Ashley Sullivan said yesterday's weather event sends a warning to residents to prepare their properties.

Mr Sullivan said storms can form quickly and cause considerable damage.

"I believe there's a small chance of storms happening again this afternoon, probably not as severe as yesterday but there's always a possibility, so keep a close eye on it."

He said people should be prepared.

"I think we're going to see this more and more, because we are coming into storm season,� said Mr Sullivan.

“Summer is not only a bushfire season but a storm season.

“Those blue skies will turn quickly into storms over summer, and there's plenty of advice around including on the SES website on how to prepare."


- ABC

© ABC 2012

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