Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra and South Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:05 am Sunday, 8 September 2019.


Weather Situation: A complex low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea. On Monday, a tough associated with this low will move northwards along the New South Wales Coast, bringing a resurgence of gusty south to southwesterly winds to coastal areas.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 75 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from Monday afternoon for the Sydney coastal fringe, the Hunter coastal fringe (including the Central Coast), the Illawarra coastal fringe, the far South Coast and the coastal fringe of the Lower Mid North Coast. Damaging winds for the far South Coast may begin as early as Monday morning. Areas of the coastal fringe exposed to southerly winds are most at risk.

Winds are expected to ease early Tuesday morning as the trough moves away.

Locations which may be affected include Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Kiama, Huskisson and Ulladulla.

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.