Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina and parts of Central Tablelands, South West Slopes, Lower Western and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:59 pm Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina and parts of the Central Tablelands, South West Slopes, Lower Western and Upper Western districts. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Griffith, Hay, Tibooburra, Cobar, White Cliffs and Ivanhoe.

Wilcannia airport AWS recorded a wind gust of 104km/h at about 740pm from a thunderstorm.
Cobar airport AWS recorded a wind gust of 91km/h at about 940pm from a thunderstorm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres 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.