BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES: BoM Issues Severe Tornado Warning For Sydney

THIS IS IN NO WAY A DRILL: the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe tornado warning for Sydney.

Updated at 10:41am, the warning said tornadoes, destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely, with very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Bundeena and the Royal National Park.

The warning says: “Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and waters off Bondi Beach by 11:10am and Hornsby, Ryde and Terrey Hills by 11:40am.”

Stay safe, Sydney.

UPDATED AT 11:28am.

Julian Ridden (@EduRidden) is capturing the most ridic. shots of the storm, fyi:

Photo: @EduRidden.