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03 June, 2019

Severe Weather Warner for New South Wales, Australia

Please note severe weather warning as follows for New South Wales - A front crossing the state today will deepen into a low-pressure system off the southern half of the coast later Monday. A trough associated with the low will sweep from south to north during Tuesday, generating vigorous southerly winds and dangerous surf.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are expected to develop in the far southeast from late Monday, then extend north during Tuesday, affecting the central parts of the coast including the Sydney Metro during the Tuesday morning, and the rest of the warning area in the north by the early afternoon. Areas most affected by the damaging winds will be the coastal fringes and the higher parts of the ranges. Wind gusts across the Alpine peaks may reach 125 km/h late Monday and early Tuesday. Winds then are expected to gradually ease from the south during Tuesday afternoon.

HEAVY SURF, in excess of 5 metres in the surf zone, may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion along the south coast from late Monday and extend further north during Tuesday. People should stay well away from the surf and exposed areas. South facing beaches will be the most affected.

Please note current wind warning as follows for today and tomorrow:

Wind Warnings for Monday 3 June
Gale Warning for the following area:
Eden Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 4 June
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

Please also note latest swell forecast for tomorrow (swells up to 7.0m)