Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Metropolitan and Hunter forecast districts
Issued at 8:30 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.
A cold front brought a vigorous southerly change to southern and central parts of the New South Wales coast today, and is now progressing towards the north coast.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Metropolitan and Hunter forecast districts has been cancelled, but coastal winds will remain strong and gusty in many areas and the situation will continue to be monitored.
At the time of issue, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning remained current for parts of northeast New South Wales.
Wind gusts of 90-100km/h were recorded in parts of Sydney this afternoon and evening, including:
96 km/h at Sydney Airport
91 km/h at Fort Denison and Kurnell
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.