Damaging Winds and Heavy Rains Impact the South Coast This Afternoon

06/11/2017 12:37 PM

A weak low pressure system in central New South Wales is tracking southeast and deepening. It is expected to intensify today as it reaches the south coast, before rapidly moving away towards New Zealand on Tuesday.

The Bureau anticipate HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible for the south coast between Bega and Nowra today.

The NSW SES has received 91 jobs since 1pm Sunday. The majority of job types relate to leaking roofs, roof damage and fallen trees and branches. Our volunteers are prepared to conduct flood rescue operations in addition to coordination of flood/storm response across the warning area.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely during this afternoon and evening for the South Coast north of Narooma and the Illawarra coast and adjacent escarpment.

Locations with the greatest impact are:

  • Wollongong 11 jobs
  • Wingecarribee 8 jobs
  • Ballina 8 jobs

Current warnings in place for NSW include:

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and parts of Hunter, Central West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands locations
  • Severe Weather Warning for South Coast and parts of Illawarra and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

To view all current warnings, visit the Bureau’s website here: http://bit.ly/1dPyboF

Strong winds can pick up even large items such as outdoor furniture, trampolines and roofing iron causing damage to windows, roofs and cars. Try to keep items around your property tidy. Identify things on your property which you may need to secure or put away.

Make sure you park your car undercover and away from trees and power lines. 

For emergency help in flood, storm and tsunami please call NSW SES on 132 500. If life threatening call triple zero (000).

Learn how you can prepare your home and property from storms

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