Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, Central Tablelands, South West Slopes and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:37 am Thursday, 22 August 2019.

Strong to gale-force winds are affecting southeast New South Wales as a series of cold fronts skim across southeast Australia. The last of these fronts will clear the region later today, after which conditions will gradually ease.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 55 to 65 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are likely in parts of eastern NSW today.
For inland areas, the main threat is during the morning, possibly lingering into early afternoon before easing.

For the coast, areas south of Sydney may be affected in the morning and afternoon, while Sydney and north should see the windiest weather in the afternoon and early evening, before easing overnight.

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra,
Batemans Bay, Canberra, Goulburn, Cooma, Yass, and Barrington Tops.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
Wind gusts during Wednesday: Green Cape 102 km/h, Mt Ginini 95 km/h, Goulburn 93 km/h.
Wind gusts Thursday morning: Albion Park 95 km/h, High Range 98 km/h, Mount Boyce 98 km/h, Green Cape 109 km/h

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 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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.