Weather

Severe storm threat in NSW, QLD

Ben Domensino, 17 September 2019

Thunderstorms are moving through northeast NSW and southeast Queensland this afternoon, prompting warnings in some areas.

Image: Thunderstorms moving through northeast NSW and southeast QLD at 4pm AEST on Tuesday afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in place at 4:30pm AEST for large hail and damaging winds in parts of the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Northwest Slopes and Plains districts in NSW.

Thunderstorms were also affecting parts of southeast Queensland at the time, with warnings possibly on the way  in the coming hours.

Some of today's thunderstorms may cause problematic weather for bushfires, either with blustery winds fanning existing fires or dry lightning igniting new ones.

Visit https://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp for the latest warnings.