Canberrans reports felled trees, power outages, floods and storm damage | Canberra Times

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Power outages have affected some Canberra residents following a storm that particularly hit the Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Belconnen regions. A severe thunderstorm warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Canberra and Queanbeyan no longer exists, but the Emergency Services ACT was still responding to storm damage Monday night. ESA said it had received 61 inquiries for help and responded to 28 just before noon. 18.00 Monday. Most related to felled trees, minor flooding in homes and leaky roofs. “Weather conditions are expected to subside into the evening, but ACT may experience prolonged rainfall over the next several hours,” ACT told ESA. IN OTHER NEWS: BOM forecast master Stephen Stefanac said a low-pressure trough over western NSW caused the storm cells. “It draws a moist and turbulent air mass in from the tropics. So imagine you have northeasterly winds, it pulls that moisture down from tropical areas into New South Wales and the ACT, and it’s very unstable,” he said. “Over the last few days, we’ve seen storms pass over parts of New South Wales and the ACT, and often they’re producing heavy rainfall locally.” Sometimes they have the potential to produce other things, other phenomena like damaging winds. “Mr Stefanac said there could be a heavy thunderstorm on Tuesday, but rain was expected to last from around Thursday for the rest of the week.” There is a possibility again, especially [Tuesday] afternoon [and] evening that we may have to send out another heavy thunderstorm that warns of storms and showers around the region again, “he said.” the region. There may be a prolonged shower or two on Wednesday, but the potential for heavy rainfall is declining until Wednesday. “And so from Thursday onwards, we look pretty clarified as we head into the ACT region this weekend.” The ACT State Emergency Service advises people: Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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