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 4:04 pm EST on Sunday 19 April 2015.

DAMAGING WINDS along the coastal fringes of the Illawarra, Sydney Metropolitan and Hunter forecast districts for Monday afternoon.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system is likely to form off the Hunter or Mid North Coast on Monday then intensify during the afternoon with strong to gale-force winds along much of the central coastal areas.

For Monday afternoon DAMAGING WINDS around 50 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast along the coastal fringes of the Metropolitan, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts.

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 pm EST Sunday.

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.