Tornado rips through central west NSW

A tornado has surged through the central west of NSW.
A tornado has surged through the central west of NSW.

A tornado has surged through the central west of NSW, injuring three people, ripping down powerlines and destroying buildings and trees in its path.

The violent storm travelled up to 30km on Thursday afternoon and demolished a house at Meadow Flat in the Bathurst region.

Emergency services were called to the area before 2pm where a man in his 40s was treated for a laceration to his right arm.

A woman at Clear Creek northeast of Bathurst suffered injuries to her back and neck and was taken to Bathurst hospital in a stable condition.

A man in the area was also assessed but didn't require further medical attention.

Bureau of Meteorologist senior climatologist Agata Imielska said there were signs of damage over a 25 to 30km line, running roughly northwest.

This included damaged houses, many fallen trees and powerlines across roads.

The tornado is part of a larger weather system that has been causing severe thunderstorms around parts of the NSW and the ACT for several days.

BOM said warnings continue and more storms are currently ongoing in different areas.

"So people need to check their local areas as the situation is volatile," BOM said in a statement.

Australian Associated Press