DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL, ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES and DAMAGING
people in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan,
Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Northern Tablelands and
parts of the Southern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains
at 3:59 pm Friday, 3 June 2016.
WEATHER FOR EASTERN NEW SOUTH WALES
East Coast Low is forecast to develop off the southern Queensland or
northern New South Wales coast late Saturday, and is then expected to
move southward on Sunday.
WINDS from the NORTHEAST, averaging 60 to 65 km/h with peak gusts in
excess of 90 km/h are possible from Saturday afternoon through to
Sunday along much of the coast.
are expected to ease and turn northwesterly in the north early
RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible in the north
Saturday and over the remainder late Saturday and Sunday.
rainfall totals of 80 to 150 mm are likely for much of the area with
localised falls between 200 and 300 mm.
HIGH TIDES which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas are
levels will exceed the highest tide of the year during Saturday and
Sunday evening high tides and the Sunday morning high tide.
HEAVY SURF which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion is
conditions in these areas will be dangerous and people should stay
well away from the surf and surf exposed areas.
which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port
Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra,
Batemans Bay, Armidale, Goulburn and Tamworth.
State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move
vehicles under cover or away from trees. * Secure or put
away loose items around your house, yard and balcony. * Keep
clear of fallen power lines. * Don't drive, ride or walk
through flood water. * Keep clear of creeks and storm
drains. * If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge
in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue. *
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on
next warning is due to be issued by 11:00 pm.
are 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 warnings being broadcast