Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra, South Coast and parts of Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:17 pm Saturday, 7 July 2018.


A cold airmass with very windy conditions lies over the southeast of the state.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Illawarrra, South Coast and Snowy Mountains.

Winds are expected to gradually ease from late Sunday afternoon and evening.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Eden, Braidwood, Bega, Moruya Heads, Katoomba, Goulburn, Bombala, Captains Flat and Nimmitabel.

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.