Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled as storm sweeps around Canberra | The Canberra Times

Date: 2021-09-30 08:37:30

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The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled a a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall for people in ACT. However, the damaging storm was still impacting parts of NSW on Thursday evening. A tornado surged through the central west of NSW, injuring three people, ripping down powerlines and destroying buildings and trees in its path. The violent storm travelled up to 30km on Thursday afternoon and demolished a house at Meadow Flat in the Bathurst region. In Canberra, the storms moved quickly and impacted areas including Weston Creek and West Belconnen on Thursday night, the Emergency Services Agency said. Thunderstorms had started to develop north-west of the ACT just after 3pm and were heading in a south-easterly direction. More rain is forecast for Canberra on Friday. The bureau is expecting up to 10mm and said there was an 80 per cent chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. There was a chance a thunderstorm could develop The ACT State Emergency Service was closely monitoring the flood risk to the ACT following heavy rain Thursday morning. As of 8.30pm, only a small amount of rain had been recorded for Thursday. However, for the 24 hour period to 9am Thursday, 37.8mm of rain had been recorded at Canberra Airport, 32.2mm at Tuggeranong and 50mm in the wider region. The Oaks Estate bridge over the Molonglo River was closed at 10:41am Thursday due to water over the road. IN OTHER NEWS: The ESA has advised parents talk to their child about the risks of playing near stormwater drains or creeks. “[We] encourage their children to share this with their peers. Everyone should stay clear of stormwater drains and creeks during significant rainfall events.” Source: ESA Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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