Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued at 10:52 PM EDT on Tuesday 1 Dec 2020.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE HUNTER & PARTS OF THE MID NORTH COAST, DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL POSSIBLE
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Scone, Cessnock, Maitland, Wollombi and Dungog.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Metropolitan and Central Tablelands districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
Wind gust observations:
106km/h at Richmond at 6:54pm
102km/h at Moss Vale at 5:21pm
100km/h at Mt Boyce at 6:05pm
100km/h at Maitland AP at 8:21pm
94km/h at Dubbo AP at 6:02pm
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 at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
- * Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
- * Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
- * Unplug computers and appliances.
- * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
- * Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
- * Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
- * 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 1:55 am Wednesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.