Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for NSW
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Illawarra forecast district.
Issued at 10:22 pm EST on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
At 10pm a weakening low pressure system was centred off the Hunter coast. This
low is expected to remain in the region during the next 24 hours, but will
continue to weaken into a broad trough over the Tasman Sea.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra district has been cancelled.
Winds and seas have decreased markedly over the last few hours, and should
continue to ease overnight.
Showers are continuing along the much of NSW coast and adjacent ranges, and are
most frequent near the coast south from the Hunter district. Isolated
thunderstorms are also possible along the coast. Further large rainfall
accumulations are considered unlikely, although some showers or thunderstorms
may bring bursts of intense rain.
The situation will continue to be closely monitored and warnings issued if
From 9am to 10pm today rain totals include: Cronulla 92mm, Sans Souci 78mm,
Peakhurst 69mm and Bankstown 56mm (all in Sydney).
Note that due to high recent rainfall there may still be areas of local
flooding occurring, and several Flood Warnings remain in place.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- 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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being