Severe Weather Warning

IDN28500

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts

Issued at 10:42 pm EST on Sunday 19 April 2015.

DAMAGING WINDS ALONG THE COASTAL FRINGE LATER MONDAY.

Weather Situation

A strengthening high pressure ridge over the southern Tasman Sea combined with a developing low offshore the Hunter or Mid North Coast is likely to produce strong to gale-force winds along the central part of the coast later Monday.

Damaging winds averaging around 60 km/h with gusts of 90 km/h are forecast to develop along the coastal fringe of the Metropolitan, Hunter (including the Central Coast) and Illawarra forecast districts Monday afternoon. Dangerous surf conditions are also expected.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Monday.

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.