Newcastle & Hunter Weather Update – Last Updated 1:00pm

By YWAM Newcastle on April 21, 2015 in News

1:00pm – Wednesday

A very welcome break in the clouds this morning. Thank you so much for all your prayers over the past few days. Our warehouse had some damage but we were able to secure it before it got worse. Please continue to pray for the region and all those affected. Also a huge thank you to NSW SES for their tireless efforts!


8:23pm – Tuesday

Thanks so much for all your prayers. While we are all safe the storm does continue to hit our region causing wide spread damage. Our warehouse had sustained damage last night but we were able to secure the damaged areas. The storm is expected to reside over night but please continue to pray for those affected and all those involved in the rescue efforts. This will be our last update until tomorrow.

Latest Weather Update:


No major updates from what is posted below but please continue to be praying for our region as there has been extensive damage. Our staff and students are all safe and we continue to take necessary safety precautions.

Thunderstorm activity has temporarily eased in the Hunter Valley; however areas of heavy rain and very windy conditions persist. Details of these conditions are included in a separate broader severe weather warning that remains current for the Hunter (including the Central Coast), Sydney Metropolitan and Illawarra districts. Source:

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10:45am – Tuesday

As a community we have all gathered and are all safe and accounted for. We have put all necessary Occupational Health & Safety measures in place. Our residential properties are safe and have not sustained any damage. Our warehouse office facility has sustained some damages overnight and is closed. Stay tuned here on our web site for further updates.

The winds right now are at approx. 100km/h. Severe storm warning and “Flood Watch” are in place. The eye of the storm is north of us and is heading towards us so we should be receiving heavier rain and stronger winds in the next few hours.

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8:30am – Tuesday

A quick weather update to let everyone know that our staff and students are all fine here. There have been high winds and heavy rain over night and continuing through today here in Newcastle and the Hunter region. For more details feel free to message us directly and we will post more updates soon.