Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 7:02 pm Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Lower Western and Upper Western districts. Locations which may be affected include Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Menindee and Milparinka.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones over the next several hours in the South West Slopes, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina and Snowy Mountains districts. Locations which may be affected include Canberra, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Griffith and Narrandera.

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 on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, 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.