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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Illawarra Forecast District.

Issued at 1:14 am Saturday, 18 November 2017.

Weather Situation: A low pressure trough across inland New South Wales is generating showers and thunderstorms across the eastern half of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

32.6mm of rainfall measured in 30 minutes at Robertson (on the Illawarra escarpment) to 7:35pm. Most fell in 15 minutes.

55mm of rainfall measured in 60 minutes at Mount Kembla (Illawarra) to 9pm.

54mm of rainfall measured in 60 minutes at Ulan (Central Tablelands) to 9:45pm.

3cm (20c piece) diameter hail reported on the Darling Causeway (Mount Victoria) around 2pm.

2-4cm diameter hail reported in Murrumbateman around 1pm.

4.2cm diameter hail (golfball-sized) hail reported at Gungahlin during the 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 132 500.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

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.
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