Large hailstones and damaging winds likely: BoM warning
Update 4pm: THE warning for severe thunderstorms has now been extended to include Casino, Coraki, Evans Head, Yamba, Maclean and Woolgoolga.
Original story: THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Nymboida, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Ebor, Glenreagh and Coutts Crossing .
It says severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hail stones and damaging winds over the next few hours.
The State Emergency Service advise:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8m away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
The next warning is due at 4.30pm.