Update - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT

The detailed severe thunderstorm warning issued by The Bureau of Meteorology for Canberra and Queanbeyan has been cancelled. The regional warning for the ACT remains in place for forecast heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and large hailstones. This could impact the wider ACT over the next several hours.

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.

-Stay vigilant and monitor conditions.


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

Visit www.esa.act.gov.au/be-emergency-ready or www.bom.gov.au for more information.