Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:13 pm Saturday, 26 February 2022.

Heavy rainfall occurring over the southeast.

Weather Situation: A trough interacting with humid air is producing multiple showers and the potential for embedded thunderstorms over the ACT and eastern New South Wales today.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Canberra, Captains Flat, Queanbeyan and Bredbo.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Riverina and Lower Western districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

55.2 mm of rain was observed in the 3 hours to 08:31pm at Tuggeranong.

49.6 mm of rain was observed in the 3 hours to 09:45pm at Googong Dam.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.