Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


Severe Thunderstorm Warning


For people in Central West Slopes and Plains and parts of North West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:35 pm Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

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Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. In the Upper Western, damaging winds may not be co-located with thunderstorms. Locations which may be affected include Dubbo, Parkes, Griffith, Cobar, Bourke and Lightning Ridge.

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 on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* 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 9:35 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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