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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Surf
for Lord Howe Island.

Issued at 4:43 am EST on Sunday 20 August 2017.


Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a high is situated
over southeast Australia. This pattern is generating vigorous winds over Lord
Howe Island, accompanied by very rough seas and a heavy southerly swell.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS, with waves exceeding 5 metres in the surf zone, may
cause significant coastal erosion to southern-facing areas today. Open waters
around the island may experience significant wave heights over 7 metres. These
conditions are also hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing,
swimming and surfing.

Damaging winds are no longer expected.
The NSW State Emergency Service advise you:
- Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if
necessary raise goods and electrical items.
- Stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.

For emergency help, ring the Lord Howe Island Police on [02] 6563 2199

The next warning will be issued by 11:00am (EST) Sunday..
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