Illawarra weather: severe storm warning cancelled

FILE PHOTO: Storm clouds dominate the sky over Wollongong City beach in January. Picture: Sylvia Liber

FILE PHOTO: Storm clouds dominate the sky over Wollongong City beach in January. Picture: Sylvia Liber

4.50pm: The Bureau of Meteorology says severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Illawarra and the region’s warning has been cancelled.

The bureau’s forecast for Wollongong suggests the chance of a thunderstorm early on Monday evening.

3.15pm: Severe thunderstorms in the Greater Wollongong area have temporarily eased, the Bureau of Meteorology says. 

“Further severe thunderstorms are still possible. The situation is being closely monitored and further detailed warnings will be issued as necessary,” the bureau said in an updated detailed severe thunderstorm warning.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning for the Illawarra remains current. 

2.55pm: A severe thunderstorm detected on radar is forecast to affect Dapto by 3.00pm and Oak Flats, Port Kembla and Unanderra by 3.15 pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

A detailed severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 2.46pm.

The bureau's detailed storm warning for Wollongong.

The bureau's detailed storm warning for Wollongong.

2.35pm: Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the Illawarra on Monday afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a storm alert for parts of the region, warning of large hailstones, heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours.

Wollongong has been included as part of the warning area.

The warning area, as of 2.3pm on Monday. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

The warning area, as of 2.3pm on Monday. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

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