A severe weather warning has been issued for the Central Tablelands, with damaging winds expected to hit the region on Thursday.
A strong cold front crossing NSW is generating vigorous westerly winds over the southeast third of the state. Winds are expected to weaken into the evening as the front moves to the Tasman Sea.
The Bureau of Meteorology has said damaging winds averaging around 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are forecast for the Central Tablelands, Snowy Mountains, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Australian Capital Territory, and South Coast forecast districts today.
Its a windy day here in Bathurst as forecast, 50 km/h gusts already hitting here, Orange has had 65km/h gusts..— Bathurstscan (@BathurstScan) September 25, 2013
Winds gusts reported today include: Green Cape (south Coast) 119 km/h, Goulburn (Southern Tablelands) 102 km/h, Ulladulla (South Coast) 98 km/h, Nobby's Head (Hunter) 96 km/h, Kurnell (Sydney) 96 km/h, and Mount Boyce (Central Tablelands) 93 km/h.
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 clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.