Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:28 pm Wednesday, 4 November 2020.
STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ALONG THE COAST.

Weather Situation: A surge of strong southerly winds are forecast to build on Thursday as a low pressure system deepens off the NSW coastline. This low is forecast to quickly move into the Tasman Sea with conditions easing by Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible about parts of the coastline from late Thursday afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease below warning thresholds early Friday morning as the low pressure system moves further offshore.

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Sydney, Forster, Seal Rocks, Bulahdelah, Nelson Bay, Wallsend, Toronto, Wyong, The Entrance and Woy Woy.

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.