Cold Snap Continues to Hit NSW

This morning we wake up to warnings current for the east coast of New South Wales. The major concern being damaging winds, snow falls about the ranges and damaging surf. NSW SES is responding to over 190 jobs for trees on roofs and roads.

A Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING, LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and DAMAGING SURF is current for people in Metropolitan, Illawarra and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Southern Tablelands locations.

Storm force wind gusts of 130 km/h was reported at Ulladulla at 3:50am this morning. Damaging wind gusts will continue affecting the coastal fringes in the south and centre, and extend as far north as the Macquarie Coastal Waters by Tuesday afternoon.

Road Weather Alert is current for eastern suburbs of Sydney due to the strong southerly winds.

Damaging surf conditions (with significant wave height greater than 5 metres) has developed about the southern half of the coast, and will extend north along the remainder of the coast south of Crowdy Head later today. The large swells will also be reaching all the way up to Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay Waters Tuesday evening, bringing Hazardous surf conditions in the far north coast

Snow falls were observed at Mount Boyce in Blue Mountains, and places like Cooma or Goulburn may have seen the snow early this morning too. Snow falls may continue about the Alps rest of today, chiefly above 1000 metres

For people within the affected areas, remember to:

  • Never drive, ride, walk or travel through floodwater
  • Never let children play in floodwater
  • Stay indoors, clear of windows
  • Stay clear of creeks, drains, causeways, gutters, streams, fallen trees, power lines and damaged buildings
  • If driving, put your hazard lights on and pull over to the side of the road keeping clear of drains, causeways, streams, creeks, trees and power lines
  • If outdoors, seek secure shelter away from drains, causeways, streams, creeks, trees and power lines
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