Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts
Issued at 10:42 pm EST on Tuesday 6 October 2015.
GALE FORCE SOUTHERLY CHANGE ALONG THE COASTAL FRINGE.
A vigorous southerly change is expected to reach the South Coast overnight, then move quickly north Wednesday morning, reaching central parts of the coast around dawn. Gale force southerly winds are likely along the coastal fringe between about Narooma and The Entrance for a brief period with the change.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 55 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are likely for the coastal fringe of the Metropolitan, Hunter (particularly the Central coast), Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts overnight/early Wednesday.
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 EDT Wednesday.
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.