STATE Emergency Service (SES) Bathurst Unit crews received 16 calls for help in just one hour following a wild weather event that swept through the Bathurst region.
At least 16 SES volunteers, who were working in teams of three, along with NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers have been tasked across the city to assist with trees blown over in strong winds.
Winds gusts were recorded as high as 83km/h at 5.19pm, data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows.
AS wild winds swept over Bathurst following a severe weather warning on Tuesday evening, readers headed outside to take photos.
The warning by the Bureau of Meteorology said the severe thunderstorm was likely to produce damaging winds on Tuesday evening.
State Emergency Service (SES) warned supercells were likely.
A trough is moving through the state with warm and high humidity air ahead is bringing storms to the state today, the Bureau of Meteorology’s warning states.
“The strong storm movement and fast winds aloft mean damaging wind gusts are the likely phenomena,” it continued.
“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours.”
SES Central West region controller Craig Ronan said supercells were “big nasty storms”.
“They’re thunderstorms which have large hail, strong winds and very heavy rain,” he said.
“Tornados form in supercells.”