Sydney, as well as a large part of New South Wales, has been issued a severe thunderstorm warning. The region has also been issued warnings for heavy rainfall and large hailstones this afternoon.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Port Macquarie, Lismore, Dubbo, Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Taree, Gosford, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Bourke, Tamworth and Sydney are expected to experience heavy downpours. The bureau is asking people to keep clear of trees and to take care on the roads as a couple of thunderstorms may lead to damaging winds and flash flooding.

The BoM issued a statement shortly after 2 p.m., warning against severe weather in the coming hours. According to the bureau, the thunderstorms are moving in an easterly direction, the ABC reported.

An updated marine wind warning for NSW was issued at 10:40 am EDT on Oct. 26 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday. Gale warning was issued for Eden Coast on Monday, as well as a strong wind warning for Sydney Closed Waters, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast.

For Tuesday, a strong wind warning was issued for Sydney Closed Waters, Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast. The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT on Monday.

A Marine wind warning was also issued at 10:00 am CDT on Monday for South Australia for the period until midnight CDT Monday. Strong wind warning has been issued for Spencer Gulf, Upper South East Coast and Lower South East Coast as well.

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