State Emergency Service prepared for supercell bring hail and tornado-like winds

Messy: A brief storm on Monday brought down tree branches on Summer Street.
Messy: A brief storm on Monday brought down tree branches on Summer Street.

The State Emergency Service has issued a warning that Orange could be hit by large hail stones and tornado-like winds on Tuesday because of a supercell in the area.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued thunderstorm warnings on Monday afternoon for damaging winds.

NSW SES Central West region controller Craig Ronan warned there could be worse to come with severe thunderstorms predicted for across the Central West.

Mr Ronan said the storms that struck the city on Monday didn’t result in any call outs, although a few tree branches came down in Summer Street and surrounding areas.

The Bureau began issuing severe storm warnings for dangerous winds for Orange on Monday afternoon. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau began issuing severe storm warnings for dangerous winds for Orange on Monday afternoon. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

“We are expecting a horror day tomorrow, with the severe thunderstorms being predicted as the result of a supercell,” he said.

“These storms often bring large hail and tornado-like winds so we are preparing for the worst.”

Mr Ronan advised people secure loose items around houses and properties ans where possible, keep cars undercover and away from trees.

Anyone who needs SES assistance can call 132 500.