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Storm warning for NSW amid bushfires

AAP logoAAP 8/11/2016

Severe thunderstorms have been forecast for parts of NSW as firefighters get the upper hand on several bushfires.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are expected, as is heavy rain, which could lead to flash flooding in the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and along the north and mid-north coast, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Towns likely to be affected include Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Armidale.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are also expected further west over towns such as Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Coonamble and Gilgandra.

The severe weather comes as dozens of bush and grass fires burn across NSW.

Rural Fire Service crews are working to contain blazes, including one at Port Stephens which has burnt more than 8000 hectares.

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