First severe storms for 2017 season predicted across Mid North Coast | live radar

Be prepared: Severe storms are predicted across the Mid North Coast. Photo: Ivan Sajko
Be prepared: Severe storms are predicted across the Mid North Coast. Photo: Ivan Sajko

The morning began with a rumble indicating the first warnings to Mid North Coast residents of a potentially unstable day ahead.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings of possible severe thunderstorms, merging into super cells, across New South Wales on Thursday, October 26.

The Mid North Coast is in the zone for possible severe thunderstorms which could bring with it heavy rain and hail by Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to reach up to 31 degrees in some parts of the Manning with the possibility of damaging winds during the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 kph in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

The State Emergency Service said residents need to take the appropriate timely precautions when storm and severe weather warnings are issued.