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Sydney Weather : Marine and Wind Forecast

Sydney Weather Forecast: High Winds, marine Weather Warning for parts of Sydney and New South Wales.

There’s a Sydney Weather Warning for high surf, strong winds that will impact much of New South Wales over the coming hours.

A cold front is expected to cross New South Wales on Thursday.

The Surry Hills based New South Wales Weather bureau is issuing several weather alerts for people in regional areas and the Sydney metropolitan basin.

Coastal areas and Sydney harbour residents are warned about windy Sydney weather and extreme waves.

Sydney weather: Windy Conditions Forecast

The wind conditions will be one stronger in the following areas:

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 10:29 am EST on Wednesday 21 August 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 22 August 2019.
Wind Warnings for Wednesday 21 August
Gale Warning for the following area:
Eden Coast

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast

Wind Warnings for Thursday 22 August
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following areas:
Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

Gale Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Sydney Coast

Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
Byron Coast

Warning for weather in Southern NSW

Weather Situation: Vigorous northwest to southwesterly winds are expected across southeastern New South Wales as a cold front clips the southeast this morning, followed by a second front on Thursday morning. Winds will ease in the wake of these fronts later Thursday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible for the Southern Tablelands (including parts of the Australian Capital Territory), Snowy Mountains, Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast, the far southeast of the South West Slopes and southeastern parts of the Central Tablelands forecast districts this morning and again tonight and during Thursday morning.

For Alpine areas above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 75 to 85 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 metres this morning and again in the evening and during Thursday morning.

Winds are expected to ease during Thursday after the passage of the second front.

BLIZZARD conditions are likely at times from Tuesday evening through to Thursday morning. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Goulburn, High Range, Katoomba, Cooma and Yass.

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.

Sydney Weather Forecast

Sydney area Wednesday

Top of 22C Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h. Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Sydney area Thursday

Top of 20C Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 30 to 50 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Winds along the coastal fringe possibly reaching up to 55 to 60 km/h during the afternoon. Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

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