Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for NSW

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Surf

for parts of Hunter, Metropolitan and Illawarra Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:53 pm Monday, 25 May 2020.


Weather Situation
A deep and complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is bringing large southerly surf and strong winds to exposed parts of the New South Wales coastline. This low is expected to gradually weaken and move a little north on Tuesday before moving away to the east mid-week.
DAMAGING SURF for the following areas:
Hunter, Metropolitan and Illawarra
DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS, with waves exceeding 5 metres in the surf zone, are possible for exposed coastal areas of the Illawarra, Sydney Metropolitan and Hunter districts for the remainder of Monday.
These conditions may produce localised damage and coastal erosion to these areas. Coastal locations exposed to a southerly swell will be most susceptible. Beach conditions in these areas will be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf and surf exposed areas.
Waves are forecast to decrease below 5 metres later Monday evening or early Tuesday.
A separate warning for Hazardous Surf Conditions is also current for the New South Wales coast.
Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Bulli, Port Kembla and Kiama.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Mid North Coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Warning for the following areas:
Mid North Coast

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Monday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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