Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
New South Wales
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - CANBERRA
Issued at 6:32 pm Tuesday, 4 October 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Canberra and Queanbeyan. The
immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
102km/h wind gust at Cabramurra at 4:30pm
96 km/h wind gust at Canberra at 5:49pm
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 Illawarra,
Southern Tablelands, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the South Coast,
Central Tablelands, South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains 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.
Trampolines have flown into powerlines and a lightning strike has reportedly caused a house fire as a severe thunderstorm tracked from Sydney all along the coast up to northern NSW on Monday afternoon.
Those who blamed last week's blackout in South Australia on renewable energy are dead wrong.
Thunderstorms are affecting six states and territories this afternoon, four of which are under warning for severe storms.