Severe thunderstorm, large hailstones warning

ABOVE: A storm in October last year. Photo: JW Media

By now you would have heard the crack of thunder.

More wet weather is here in an already sodden Northern Rivers.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall.

The thunderstorm activity is caused by  a low pressure system extending a cold front over central to south-eastern parts of the state while a trough is extending from southeast Queensland into northeast NSW.

The severe thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding in the warning area (in yellow on map) in the next several hours.

An update will be issued at 6pm.

There could be sunshine on Thursday but tomorrow and the weekend look to be very wet. Expect some events to be cancelled.

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 clear of creeks and storm drains.

● 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 on 132 500.

Rain for the next four days. Photo: BOM

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