Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:56 pm Monday, 13 July 2020.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is deepening. This system is forecast to bring gusty winds to parts of the New South Wales coast on Tuesday, and powerful seas to the coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over the coastal fringe of the Illawarra, Sydney Metropolitan, Hunter and Mid North Coast districts on Tuesday.
Winds are expected to gradually ease during Wednesday.

VERY HEAVY SURF which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion is possible from Tuesday afternoon. South and southeast facing parts of the coast are most at risk.
Beach conditions in these areas could be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf and surf exposed areas.

A Hazardous Surf Warning is also current along the entire New South Wales Coast.
Surf conditions are expected to ease from Thursday.

Locations which may be affected include Sydney, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Port Macquarie, The Entrance, Foster and Kiama.

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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* 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.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.