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DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for LARGE HAILSTONES and DAMAGING WIND

For people in parts of the
Sydney Metropolitan and
Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 12:41 pm Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the Nattai Tablelands. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Blacktown, Erskine Park and Picton by 1:05 pm and Parramatta, Appin and Menangle by 1:35 pm.

Large hailstones and damaging winds are likely.

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 clear of fallen power lines.
* 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 1:45 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Metropolitan, Illawarra and parts of the Hunter, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains districts.

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

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