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A Severe Thunderstorm Is Set to Hit Sydney This Afternoon So Stay Indoors

Stay safe and dry out there — we're expecting lots of rain, hail and wind.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Sarah Ward
March 06, 2019
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A Severe Thunderstorm Is Set to Hit Sydney This Afternoon So Stay Indoors

Stay safe and dry out there — we're expecting lots of rain, hail and wind.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Sarah Ward
March 06, 2019
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It just got real dark in Sydney. And in Sydney during the warmer months, that only means one thing: a storm is coming. So if you're currently reading this from somewhere dry, warm and cosy, we suggest that you keep it that way for the rest of the afternoon.

And not just any old wet weather, either. The Bureau of Meteorology has reported that severe storms, strong winds, heavy rainfall and large hail is on its way, which is looking to affect the Metro, Illawarra and Hunter regions. Taking a peek at its nifty colour-coded map, below, it looks like Sydney is going to be worst hit, too.

With storms come falling trees (and sometimes falling powerlines) and Ausgrid is telling customers to top-up their phones before the storms hit — just in case — and to stay well away from any powerlines that have been knocked over.

The wild weather looks to ease later tonight. At the moment, public transport looks to be running on time and no major roads have flooded, but this could change when peak hour hits.

Stay dry out there. And remember to check Live Traffic, Transport Info and BOM for warnings and updates.

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UPDATE: MARCH 6, 2019 — At 12.35pm, the BOM released a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds over the next several hours. Those in the Metropolitan, Central Tablelands, Hunter, Illawarra and surrounding areas are advised to move their cars under cover, secure loose items and stay indoors during this time. cp-line

Image: Live Traffic NSW.

Published on March 06, 2019 by Lauren Vadnjal

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