Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT

At 2:54 pm The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the ACT region over the next several hours. Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall is predicted.


Additionally, there is a risk of ongoing storms through this evening into the early hours of Friday morning.


The ACT State Emergency Service advises to:

- Move your car under cover or away from trees.

- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

- Stay indoors away from windows and keep children and pets indoors as well.

- Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

- Motorist are advised to take caution while driving.

- Remember to never drive, walk, or ride through floodwater.


For assistance in a storm or flood call the ACTSES on 132 500, in a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). Visit or for more information.