The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours for the ACT.
A series of storm cells are moving towards the ACT from central NSW.
At this stage it is expected that the severity of the storms will not impact urban areas of the ACT. Despite this, residents of the ACT are advised to monitor the situation should it change.
The ACT State Emergency Service advises to:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard, and balcony.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Stay indoors away from windows and keep children and pets indoors as well.
- Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
For assistance in a storm or flood call the ACTSES on 132 500, in a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). Visit www.esa.act.gov.au/be-emergency-ready or www.bom.gov.au for more information.