Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:08 pm Friday, 9 August 2019.
VIGOROUS WINDS CONTINUING INTO THE WEEKEND

A complex low pressure system to the south is sending a series of cold fronts sweeping across New South Wales, generating vigorous westerly winds in most areas, particularly eastern parts. The last of these fronts is expected to clear the region early Monday.
Tonight:

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, exceeding 90 km/h at times, are possible about the Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast, and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains districts.
During Saturday:

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, exceeding 90 km/h at times, are likely about the Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast, and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains districts. In the late morning and afternoon, northern parts of the Hunter, the Northern Tablelands, and higher parts of the Mid North Coast districts may also be affected.

Conditions are expected to ease somewhat during Saturday night, but will remain strong and gusty in many areas through Sunday.

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Katoomba, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Sydney Metropolitan district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Wind gusts recorded during Friday include:
96 km/h at Kurnell
107 km/h at Kiama
93 km/h at Bellambi
91 km/h at Albion Park
93 km/h at Nobby's Head (Newcastle)
96 km/h at Green Cape
113 km/h at Montague Island

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.