Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts
Issued at 6:52 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Vigorous west to southwesterly winds are moving across New South Wales in the wake of a cold front.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Metropolitan forecast district and parts of the Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Damaging wind gusts this afternoon included:
106 km/h at Camden and Richmond.
96 km/h at Williamtown.
95 km/h at Kurnell and Sydney Airport.
93 km/h at Badgerys Creek.
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.