Heavy Thunderstorm Warning for ACT, Hail, Wind and Flood Forecast | The Canberra Times

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The Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday issued a warning for heavy thunderstorms for Canberra and Queanbeyan at about 3:30 p.m., saying that damaging winds, large hailstones and flash floods are likely to occur at about 5 p.m. An update at around 5.15pm said the storm was near Belconnen and expected to move southeast towards Canberra City at 5.35pm. The ACT State Emergency Service said it received four additional requests for assistance on Thursday in connection with storm damage from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. They said it was not confirmed if these requests were related to damage from Monday’s storm. “Heavy thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash floods in the warning area over the next several hours,” BOM said. “Heavy thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar at Mount Franklin in the Brindabellas, Goobarragandra (east of Tumut) and Wee Jasper.” These thunderstorms are moving to the southeast. They are expected to affect Belconnen, Canberra Civic, Tuggeranong, Hall, Gungahlin, South Canberra, Weston Creek and Woden Valley at 4.25pm. The warning follows major damage caused by a storm on Monday night, which still left some in the ACT without power. More to come. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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