Sydney Weather: Wind Warning as Cold Front Arrives
Sydney weather forecast is for strong winds.
There is a severe weather warning for metropolitan Sydney and southern New South Wales.
A large cold front has arrived and it will bring cool weather and strong winds to Sydney.
According to the Weather Bureau of NSW, there could also be showers and a top of just 19C today.
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon.
Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 30 to 40 km/h in the morning then increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the middle of the day.
The rest of the weekend will be partly cloudy and cold with tops of 19-21C, the BOM said.
Weather Situation: Damaging winds are expected in association with the next strong cold front that will move through the state on Monday.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast to return to the Snowy Mountains and parts of ACT and Southern Tablelands from early Monday, and forecast to extend to Illawarra, Blue Mountains, and Sydney Metro from late Monday morning and continue throughout the day. Elevated peaks above 1900 metres may see wind speed average 80 to 90 km/h with peak gust in excess of 125 km/h. BLIZZARD conditions are possible in the south above 1200 metres.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Katoomba, Goulburn and Cooma.
At 3:30am on Saturday morning a wind gust of 104 km/h was recorded at Thredbo Top Station with the past front.
At 9:12pm on Saturday evening a wind gust of 104 km/h was recorded at Thredbo Top Station with the past front.
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.
More Sydney Weather: Summer turns to winter
Ryan is Contributing Editor and Founder