Weather: Bureau of Meteorology issues severe thunderstorm warning for Canberra | Canberra time


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A severe weather warning has been issued for Canberra. Heavy rain and slow moving thunderstorms are expected to hit the ACT and surrounding areas throughout Thursday afternoon and later in the evening. The forecast rainfall could lead to flash flooding, so it’s important to stay away from creeks and storm drains. Take special care when driving home from work and park cars under cover whenever possible. “A moist and unstable easterly airstream is east of a trough over northeast Victoria extending into south-central Queensland,” the office said. “Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next few hours. Locations that could be affected include Eden, Canberra, Cooma, Yass, Bombala and Parkes.” The warning was issued at 2:16 p.m. and was due to be updated around 5:20 p.m. The State Emergency Service advises people to:

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