Severe weather warning issued for parts of NSW

Residents in parts of NSW are being warned to brace for damaging winds with the weather bureau issuing a severe weather warning for parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a strong cold front is moving through eastern New South Wales this afternoon, and a trough approaching from the southwest is expected to cross the south of the state tonight and early on Tuesday.

“Damaging winds averaging 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts reaching around 90 km/h are possible over the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and parts of the adjacent ranges tonight and early on Tuesday,” the bureau said.


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“Winds are expected to ease during Tuesday afternoon and evening, but will remain fresh until Wednesday.”

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba and Goulburn.

PHOTO: Bureau of Meteorology

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 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Monday.

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