BOM Issues Warning About Severe Thunderstorm and Hail Hitting Sydney

Sydneysiders are urged to stay inside and keep their cars indoors if possible, amid heavy rainfall, strong winds and potential hail, says the Bureau of Meteorology.

Heavy rains, winds, and hail have hit Sydney residents, with the Bureau of Meteorology now issuing a warning to residents of the severe weather.

The BOM’s severe weather warning is for all of NSW, from the Blue Mountains in the west, to Newcastle in the North and Kiama in the south.

The storm is currently travelling toward the coast, having hit suburbs within Greater Sydney the hardest, including Sutherland, Richmond, Liverpool, Hornsby, Bankstown, Fairfield, Maroota, Glenorie, Horsley Park, Terrey Hills and Wisemans Ferry.

The storm hit rapidly and rather unexpectedly for most Sydneysiders, with many taking to Twitter to show the quick change in weather.

Residents are urged to stay indoors and to move their cars undercover as the BOM has suggested there may be flash flooding and hail, as well as powerful winds that may knock branches, loose items and potentially powerlines onto cars.

Power outages have been reported on the Central Coast at Avoca Beach and other surrounding suburbs.

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