Breaking: Sydney Storms are incoming.
The weather authorities are warning people in the Sydney region to expect severe weather.
This includes flash flooding from heavy rainfall and potentially large hail.
A storm has developed west of Sydney and is moving toward southern and southwestern suburbs of Sydney.
A severe weather warning is now in place for Heavy Rainfall and Large Hail.
Sydney Storms News:
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the Burragorang State Recreation Area and Oakdale.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Picton by 4:00 pm and Camden, Cobbity and Oran Park by 4:30 pm.
Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* 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 4:35 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Illawarra and parts of the Metropolitan, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Southern Tablelands 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.
The Sydney News Authors