Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra, South Coast and parts of Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:47 pm Saturday, 15 September 2018.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front is crossing New South Wales today, bringing windy conditions across the state. The strongest winds are expected about parts of southeastern New South Wales.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for the Illawarra, South Coast and parts of the Snowy Mountains and Southern Tablelands forecast districts.

A gusty west to southwesterly change is expected across this area this evening, then winds are expected to gradually ease overnight.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Eden, Moruya Heads, Goulburn, Cooma and Bombala.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

The highest wind gusts today include:
- 113 km/h gust at Bombala at 12:26 pm.
- 96 km/h gust at Bega at 1:09 pm.
- 91 km/h gust at Goulburn at 12:55 pm and at Albion Park at 4:26 pm.
- 89 km/h gust at Cooma at 10:17 am.
Thredbo Top Station recorded mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h between 6 am and 9 am today.
he 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 at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.