Storm hits Macarthur today, February 17 | YOUR PHOTOS

Updated story (Friday, 4.14pm):

Have you taken a photo during today’s thunderstorm? 

Upload your contribution to the Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser Facebook page or email

Updated story (Friday, 4.01pm):

Spare a thought for those residents living in Penrith this afternoon, which has been battered by hailstones.

The Penrith Panthers shared a photo on their Twitter page that showed Pepper Stadium resembling an ice rink (see below).

Updated story (Friday, 3.54pm):

This afternoon’s thunderstorm in the Wollondilly Shire has attracted plenty of response on social media.

Some of the comments left on the Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser Facebook page included:

Jenny Ristic: Just hit Ingleburn still hailing - as always just in time for the school bell !!!

Tia Doherty: The lighting is awesome, haven't seen it like this in a long time..

Katrina Nurton: Just all noise in Claymore.

Julie Grill: Heavy rain & wind in G Alpine but no hail.

RenĂ©e English: Erin Klauss Schmidt ... this is going to be fun. Might be having a sleep over if our house slides into yours haha

Melissa Wood: How timely. Right on school pick up time.

Renee Hawkins: Be safe friends at home.

Sarah Durbridge: Well it's over. No hail here just a slight breeze and poof it's moved on. Not very exciting at all.

Updated story (Friday, 3.44pm):

Donna Crane sent through this photo property damage caused by the thunderstorm in Appin this afternoon (see below).

Original story (Friday, 2.06pm):

The Macarthur has been hit by a storm this afternoon, February 17.

Just before 2pm, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of NSW, including the Macarthur region.

The BOM advised the storm may produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next few hours.

Weatherzone predicted a top temperature of 37 degrees in the Campbelltown area today and warned about a late thunderstorm.

Click here to view a radar map of the thunderstorm building this afternoon.

During a thunderstorm, the State Emergency Service (SES) provides the following advice:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony. 
  • Keep at least eight 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. 

A storm starts to brew over Narellan this afternoon, February 17. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

A storm starts to brew over Narellan this afternoon, February 17. Picture: Joshua Bartlett


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