thunderstorms - 2ST

A return to winter with wind, rain and storms forecast for the Shoalhaven

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The last of a beautiful Shoalhaven sunrise this morning for a few days at least with the weather about to change dramatically.

The Shoalhaven is in for a warm day with tops in the mid to high 20s before a cold front rips through the region later today.

The mercury will drop significantly as a gusty southerly with a possible thunderstorm and rain arrives.

Jiwon Park from the Weather Bureau said we could get up to 40 millimetres of rain later today.

"Local heavy rainfall is possible with any thunderstorm in the vicinity of the front.

Park said when the front arrives later today, the temperature will drop dramatically bringing with it a wintery blast.

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"Once the front moves through, a cooler southerly airstream will be dominating and the temperature will be dropping down to the low teens along the coast," he said.

More rain is forecast tomorrow with falls between 60 and 100 millimetres while a hazardous surf warning is also in place for the Illawarra coast.

Things will settle down on Wednesday with showers and wind easing.

Images: Joanne Cox & windy.com

Nowra copped another drenching

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The severe thunderstorm that hammered the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Sydney over night has claimed the life of a man at the Rocks...

Police say strong winds caused a gas bottle to become airborne, striking and killing the 37 year old...

Lightning lit up the sky as the storm passed through with strong winds reaching more than 80k's in Nowra and nudging 70 kmph at Moss Vale..

Hail was reported in a number of places... from tennis ball sized in Mittagong to pea sized in Wollongong...

Hundreds of homes were left without power and have since been restored...

51 mills fell in the space of an hour in Nowra...almost 22 mills at Moss Vale between 3pm and 11.

Possible 'supercell' forecast for East Coast

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We're being warned severe thunderstorms could be heading our way.

A post by the State Emergency Service has a Weather Bureau map of the possible area that could be impacted by not only storms, but large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds as well.

 It covers a large area from Coffs Harbour in the north to the Victorian border south of Eden.

Though it says wind is more likely about the south and west.

Supercell development is possible about the east during the afternoon, particularly on the eastern slopes of the ranges and near the troughline.

This is a forecast. If severe storms do develop, warnings will be issued here > http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

severe thunderstorm october 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall.

The Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands could be impacted.

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.
* 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.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* 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.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

severe thunderstorm october 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall.

The Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands could be impacted.

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.
* 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.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* 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.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning in place

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A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall.

According to the map the Coast and Highlands could be in the firing line.

The State Emergency Service has the following advice:

* 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.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology