Sydney Storms : Snowing in November in NSW, Sydney slammed by storms
It’s snowing in November in NSW as Sydney Storms roll in.
NSW Snow in November! Yep, it’s supposed to be (nearly) Summer.
Extreme weather has smashed the Hunter Valley, the Illawarra and other parts of NSW.
Sydney Storms have been fast and fierce with heavy rain pelting the city and sending people scurrying. Lightening as struck over 100 times in just two hours.
The town of Kurri Kirri was hit by a huge powerful storm cell that uprooted trees and took roofs from homes and businesses.
The South East of Australia will be suffering from bad weather into the week.
Melbourne Cup Day weather is set to be cold and wet in Sydney and Melbourne.
Here’s the latest on the NsW and Sydney Storms from the BOM of NSW:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.
Giant hail and destructive winds are possible with thunderstorms over the North West Slopes and Plains, parts of the Upper Hunter, and inland parts of the Mid-North Coast. Locations which may be affected include Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
4cm hail (golfball-sized) was observed at Narrabri around 3:20pm.
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 on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* 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.