NSW battered by strong windsBob Neil, Friday August 23, 2013 - 16:52 EST
It has been a windy day across much of New South Wales today and this
afternoon with wind speeds approaching 100km/h in some locations.
Mount Boyce in the Blue Mountains had wind gusts peak at 95km/h which
came through just after 12:30pm this afternoon.
Sydney too had a wild and windy afternoon with Sydney Airport and
Sydney Harbour recording wind gusts of 61 km/h. The strong winds in
Sydney were not just for coastal areas this time around with Richmond,
Penrith, Horsley Park, Badgerys Creek and Camden seeing wind gusts of
more than 50km/h.
Albion Park, just south of Wollongong was also very windy this
afternoon with winds reaching 74 km/h while further south, Nowra saw
wind gusts as high as 82km/h.
Inland areas of NSW were not saved from the strong winds either.
Goulburn saw a maximum wind gust of 67km/h, Moss Vale 80 km/h and
The high peaks once again could not hide from the very strong winds.
Thredbo saw 93 km/h and Perisher Valley 82km/h.
A trough crossing the state combined with a low over the Tasman Sea is
causing the strong winds.
At present, a severe weather warning remains in place for the higher
parts of the Southern Tablelands, Illawarra and the Central Tablelands
with damaging wind gusts up to 90 km/h possible for the remainder of
Winds are set to ease tomorrow across the state as a high pressure
system moves in.
© Weatherzone 2013
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