Thursday storm warning for Illawarra

3:40pm:The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of a severe weather system bringing large hail stones,damaging winds and heavy rainfall over the next several hours that could lead to flash flooding. The system is likley to affect Camden and parts of the Illawarra.
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3:10pm:The Bureau of Meteorology has warneda severe weather system bringing large hail stones,damaging winds and heavy rainfallthat could lead to flash flooding is likley to affect Camden onThursday afternoon.

The severe weather warning earlier included the greater Illawarra but according to the BOMthe storm has headed north towards the Hunter Valley.

If severe thunderstorms develop inWollongong or surrounding areas, a more detailed severe thunderstorm warning will be issued.

2.15pm: The Bureau of Meteorologyissued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon for destructive winds, large hail stones and heavy rainfall in the greater Illawarra, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee areas.

In a repeat of Wednesday afternoon’s predicted thunderstorms, theBureau of Meteorology warns thatsevere thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Bargo and Hill Top at 2.10pm.

Wollongong missed out on the worst of the weather on Wednesday, however the region is expected to experience storms on Thursday.

According to the BOM thethunderstorms are moving towards the north from Bargo.

They are forecast to affect Picton, the area south of Wilton and Thirlmere by 2:40 pm and Camden, Appin and Oakdale by 3:10 pm.

Large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:move cars under cover or away from trees,secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony, keep clear of fallen power lines,keep clear of creeks and storm drains andavoidwalking, or drivingthrough flood water.

If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.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.

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