Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Riverina Forecast District.

Issued at 10:30 pm Sunday, 24 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms continue across southern NSW.

Weather Situation: A developing low pressure system and upper trough are providing support for thunderstorm activity in the south tonight.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Albury, Griffith, Hay, Narrandera, Jerilderie and Darlington Point.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West Slopes and Plains and Lower Western districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Koolewong recorded 55mm in the 60 minutes to 12:30pm.

Little Bay recorded 56mm in the 60 minutes to 4:59pm.

Sydney Airport recorded 64mm in the 60 minutes to 5:30pm.

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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.