The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT with damaging winds and the potential for large hail this afternoon.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has units ready to respond to assist the Canberra Community.
The community is urged to stay well clear of flooded drains and other waterways. Motorists are also advised to take care and drive to the conditions.
Residents can call the ACT SES on 132 500 for storm or flood assistance.