Widespread Thunderstorms in NSW to kick off Festive Holiday Season

19/12/2018 03:35 PM

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has advised that severe thunderstorms are possible across parts of eastern NSW between today and the weekend, as a low pressure trough moves across the state.

While this is not unusual for summer, these thunderstorms could impact some of those areas still recovering from the weather at the end of last week.

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist residents in Sydney as a result of last week's severe thunderstorms. The thunderstorms forecast over the coming days are not expected to be as intense as last week, however preparing early can help prevent damage during a thunderstorm.

You can take steps to prepare now:

  • Clean gutters and downpipes and check your roof is in good repair
  • Move cars undercover and away from trees and powerlines
  • Secure or store loose items that could blow around in strong winds. This includes outdoor furniture, trampolines and play equipment.
  • Drive to the conditions if thunderstorm activity is current in your location and if you intend to travel between Thursday and Sunday, drive safely to the conditions.  Allow for possible water on roads, traffic, road closures and diversions – check live traffic for road information or call 132 701

Stay informed

For more updates follow NSW SES on Facebook and Twitter

For current weather warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website

If you require emergency help in floods or storms, call 132 500 or 000 if it is a life-threatening emergency.

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