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Severe weather warning cancelled in the Hunter

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have cancelled the severe weather warning in place for the Hunter despite heavy rainfall still expected. 

According to the BoM, heavy rainfall is still possible in parts of the state but in localised areas, mostly along the southern districts where a severe thunderstorm warning is still current.

"The immediate threat to the north and central parts of the state has passed, but a severe thunderstorm warning remains current over the southern interior.

"The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary," BoM said.

It follows after Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter Shire and Singleton Shire received over 25mm of rain overnight.

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"A low pressure system lies over the southern interior, extending a trough northwards to Queensland, and humid air lies to the east of these features.

"The low track towards the east near the Victorian border through the day.

"Active thunderstorms and rain areas are still expected across southern and eastern districts today ahead of these features.

"Conditions will gradually clear from the west, initially over the north of the state through this morning, with the rain gradually clearing the southern districts from the west through the latter part of today and into tomorrow," BoM said. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should keep clear of fallen power lines, don't walk, ride or drive through flood water, keep clear of creeks and storm drains, beware of fallen trees or debris on the road and to stay vigilant and monitor conditions.

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