Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Hunter Forecast District.

Issued at 8:43 pm Friday, 19 November 2021.
Storm approaching Cessnock from the west with possible large hail.

Weather Situation:
Storms developing through the Hunter district ahead of a southerly change.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Cessnock, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Wollombi and Dungog.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.