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Get ready Sydney: Severe thunderstorms to lash NSW this weekend

Sydney and surrounds will be lashed by wild weather this weekend. Source: AAP

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to hit NSW on Saturday, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning they may interrupt major events in Sydney.

Get ready for another wet weekend: NSW has been warned to brace for severe weekend thunderstorms.

The Bureau of Meteorology says storm activity is expected to form on Saturday afternoon across central and southern parts of NSW, including Sydney.

There's a chance the storms will interrupt some of the major events happening in Sydney on Saturday including the Invictus Games opening ceremony and extreme sports event X Games at Homebush, the bureau said.

There's a chance the storms will interrupt some of the major events happening in Sydney on Saturday, including the Invictus Games opening ceremony.
There's a chance the storms will interrupt some of the major events happening in Sydney on Saturday, including the Invictus Games opening ceremony.
AAP

The thunderstorms are forecast to move to the state's northeast on Sunday while other parts of NSW may experience heavy rainfall.

"Due to the speed, volatility and potential impacts of thunderstorms it is recommended people pay particular attention to warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and other emergency agencies," BOM NSW/ACT weather services manager Jake Phillips said in a statement.

Severe thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds are predicted for the  Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of South Coast, Central Tablelands and Central West Slopes, according to the BoM.

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