Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Metropolitan, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts
Issued at 4:19 pm EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.
GALES AND DAMAGING SURF HAVE EASED
Damaging winds and surf associated with a deep low pressure system in the western Tasman Sea have eased as the system slowly moves east. However, strong and gusty winds are expected to continue along the coast into tomorrow, gradually easing over the next few days. Dangerous surf conditions are still expected along the entire NSW coast into tomorrow.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Metropolitan forecast district and parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Highest wind gusts reported today:
96 km/h at Point Perpendicular at 1:30 am
93 km/h at Little Bay (Sydney coast) at 3:20 am
89 km/h at Molineux Point (Botany Bay) at 3:30 am
87 km/h at Kiama at 12:50 pm.
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.