World News – UA – Hail and heavy storms in New South Wales and Queensland


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People are urged to move cars under cover, secure free outdoor items and stay indoors as hail and severe thunderstorms affect the NSW coast and the southeast from queensland

The Meteorological Office issued a warning on Saturday for severe thunderstorms along the entire NSW coast and as far inland as Dubbo, with heavy hail, heavy rain and destructive winds expected

An urgent warning was issued around noon for areas southwest of Sydney – Camden, Campbelltown, Sutherland, Liverpool, Helensburgh and Bundeena – with the storm forecast to overfly the waters off Stanwell Park and Thirroul in the middle afternoon

Flash flooding is forecast all along the coast, with the bureau warning it could be life threatening near Goulburn, Yass and Young

Massive rainfall totals were already recorded across the state on Saturday morning, with Ulladulla on the south coast receiving 109mm in just three hours

A flood warning was also issued for Wamban in the south, with the Deua river expected to rise to 44m on Saturday afternoon

Detailed severe thunderstorm warning for LARGE HAIL, POSSIBLY GIANT, HEAVY RAIN & DAMAGING WINDS For parts of Sydney & Large areas of Wollongong Severe thunderstorms were detected near Sutherland, Sydney Airport and from Campbelltown moving east https: // tco / Ss766eSCrL @ NSWSES picTwittercom / 1QeUDRVkdA

The weather-causing low pressure trough will move east on Saturday, bringing showers to many areas and the risk of hail and strong winds to parts of the northern coast and northern plateaus

« There are going to be some pretty significant weather conditions this weekend (but) the good news is that as we head into next week we’re going to start to see a bit of an easing of conditions, which we don’t. ‘haven’t seen across NSW for probably a week or two,’ BOM forecaster David Wilkie said on Friday.

Queensland was hit by golf ball-sized hailstones as dangerous supercell thunderstorms moved through the south-eastern state

Hail fell in Gatton and Adare, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology said, and destructive winds and torrential rains that could lead to flash floods were also likely

« We are already seeing severe thunderstorms at the NSW-Queensland border and Scenic Rim, » meteorologist James Thompson said

« Very dangerous thunderstorms Supercell thunderstorms that can lead to giant hail and destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km / h » Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop rapidly along the Great Dividing Range throughout Saturday afternoon and push towards the coast

🚨⚡🌩️⚡⚠️ VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS, with GIANT HAIL and LOCAL DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS for areas at / near #Gatton #Jimboomba #Ipswich #Greenbank #LoganShire #Beenleigh, with 4-7cm hail reported Check out the latest warnings on https: // tco / RjxQUctG0R #bnestorm #QldStorm picTwittercom / GSY0n9xwhL

The forecast comes less than a week after two days of storms that brought a month of rain and flash flooding to parts of the state, including Brisbane

Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in one hour and 70mm fell on Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane

Tiaro, north of the Sunshine Coast, recorded 51mm of rain in one hour, of which 22mm fell in five minutes

Flash flooding hit parts of Brisbane at the height of the storms on Tuesday, the city’s wettest October day since 2010

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