BOM’s earlier heavy rainfall warning issued this night. Yellow signifies the warning space and purple, extreme thunderstorms. The menace has now handed.

UPDATED: 10.30pm – A MOIST and unstable airmass was producing the specter of  remoted heavy rainfalls with thunderstorms throughout the ACT tonight (February 13). Nonetheless, by 10.30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology had moderated its earlier severe warnings saying: “Extreme thunderstorms are not affecting Canberra and Queanbeyan”.

BOM says the rapid menace of extreme thunderstorms has handed, however the scenario will proceed to be monitored.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9.25 pm, extreme thunderstorms had been detected on the climate radar close to Goobarragandra (east of Tumut) and Tumut.

Elements of Canberra did expertise heavy rain.

Anybody needing assist throughout storms and floods ought to name 132500. In a life-threatening emergency name Triple Zero (000).

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Ian Meikle, editor