Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South West Slopes and parts of Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:11 pm Sunday, 19 January 2020.

Weather Situation: A broad trough of low pressure lies over inland New South Wales, with another trough along the coast. Humid air feeding into these systems will bring thunderstorms across parts of the state.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Yass, Dubbo, Parkes, Wagga Wagga and Albury.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Mid North Coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED. Although heavy showers are still being observed around parts of the Mid North Coast.

100 km/h wind gust was recorded at Narrandera around 5.45pm.
94 km/h wind gust was recorded at Parkes around 6.30pm.
107 km/h wind gust recorded at Dubbo around 7.45pm.
67.6mm rainfall was recorded in the 2 hours to 6.30pm at Forbes River.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.