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Weather Sydney: BOM predicts heavy rain to hit NSW

Monster HAIL BOMB about to strike! Stormageddon to hit east coast — bringing damaging winds, hail and heavy rain

  • Stormbound Sydney is hit by giant hail, torrential rain and damaging winds 
  • Huge swathe of New South Wales is being pelted by the severe thunderstorms
  • The area stretches south from Inverell to Bega on the coast and west to Orange


Sydney is being smashed by giant hail as damaging winds and heavy rainfall strike Australia’s east coast. 

A huge swathe of New South Wales stretching from near Queensland almost down to the Victoria border is in the firing line.

Inverell in the state’s north to Bega on the south coast and as far west as Orange are set being blasted by high winds and large hailstones in the deluge.

Coastal regions north of Wollongong may dodge the worst of the storms but Sydney’s west and CBD are already being hit by the massive thunderstorm. 

Sydney is being smashed by giant hail as damaging winds and heavy rainfall strike Australia’s east coast

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of dangerous intense storms currently hitting the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley and Wollongong, with Penrith next.

Chifley Dam, south of Bathurst, saw torrential rain dump almost 25mm in just 30 minutes, while Gunnedah airport reported winds of up to 83km/h. 

‘Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours,’ said the Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday afternoon.

‘Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Tamworth and Lightning Ridge.’

The State Emergency Service warned locals to move their cars under cover or away from trees and to secure loose items around the house, yard and balcony. 

Residents are also being told to keep clear of creeks and storm drains and not to walk, ride a bike or drive through flood water.

More to follow 

FIVE-DAY FORECAST IN YOUR CITY 

 ADELAIDE  

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 11 – Max 20

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 11 – Max 20

Friday: Sunny. Min 11 – Max 25

Saturday: Sunny. Min 14 – Max 30

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 19 – Max 36 

BRISBANE  

Wednesday: One or two showers, possible storm. Min 21 – Max 31

Thursday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 21 – Max 31

Friday: Shower or two. Min 22 – Max 31

Saturday: Possible shower. Min 21 – Max 31

Sunday: Showers or two. Min 21 – Max 28

CANBERRA 

Wednesday: Showers. Min 12 – Max 18

Thursday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 19

Friday: Shower or two. Min 9 – Max 17

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 10 – Max 20

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 9 – Max 22

DARWIN      

Wednesday: Showers, possible storm. Min 26 – Max 34

Thursday: Showers, possible storm. Min 26 – Max 33

Friday: Showers, possible storm. Min 25 – Max 33

Saturday: Showers, possible storm. Min 26 – Max 34 

Sunday: Showers, possible storm. Min 27 – Max 35

 HOBART  

Wednesday: One or two showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Thursday: Showers. Min 9 – Max 19

Friday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 17

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 10 – Max 17

MELBOURNE  

Wednesday: One or two showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Thursday: Showers. Min 9 – Max 19

Friday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 17

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 10 – Max 17

PERTH

Wednesday: One or two showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Thursday: Showers. Min 9 – Max 19

Friday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 17

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 10 – Max 17 

SYDNEY 

Wednesday: One or two showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Thursday: Showers. Min 9 – Max 19

Friday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 17

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 10 – Max 17 

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