Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gosford/Wyong area.

Issued at 5:17 pm Saturday, 15 January 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Upper Mangrove. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Somersby and Mangrove Mountain by 5:45 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

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.
* 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.