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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES and DAMAGING WIND
For people in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, North West Slopes and
Plains, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Hunter Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:10 pm Thursday, 18 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds
in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected
include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale,
Tamworth and Moree.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* 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 5:10 pm.

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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