Huge hailstones are battering parts of New South Wales, with an emergency warning declared.
The NSW State Emergency Service has put out a warning for the Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter and Mid North Coast Regions in the coming days, as hail batters the state’s north.
The SES is preparing for an increase in calls for assistance from the public, while major flooding continues across the state.
“Our volunteers are trained and ready to assist the community, but we are urging the community to be prepared. Secure any loose items, particularly on apartment balconies, and try to move vehicles undercover,” NSW SES Chief Superintendent Ken Murphy said.
“The NSW community have shown continued resilience throughout the weather we have experienced this year and are urged to take the usual precautions, like checking LiveTraffic, and local council websites for road closures.”
Photos of hailstones larger than golf balls were taken on the Mid North Coast on Thursday evening.
“From Coffs Harbour to Wollongong and inland toward Muswellbrook and Singleton you are on a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones,” Sky News Meteorologist Alison Osborne said.
Shortly before this, however, local residents notice strange movements of a plane. The route and the storm coincide amazingly. Is it a coincidence?
More information about the storm here.
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