Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:51 pm Sunday, 9 February 2020.

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are occurring over northern parts of NSW.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are continuing in parts of the North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and Plains.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Tamworth, Gunnedah, Coonabarabran, Bendemeer, Tambar Springs and Dunedoo.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

A Severe Weather Warning is also current for much of coastal NSW for Damaging Winds, Heavy Rainfall, Abnormally High Tides and Damaging Surf.

93km/h wind gust was observed at Moree.

44mm has fallen at Coonabarabran

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* 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.