Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Illawarra forecast district
Issued at 12:16 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2015.
Localised gale-force southwest winds are considered a possibility for the Illawarra district as a cold front crosses the region this afternoon.
Localised DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 65 km/h with gusts of 90 km/h are possible for the Illawarra forecast district this afternoon.
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 Thursday.
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.