IDN28504 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds for Lord Howe Island. Issued at 4:06 am EDT on Sunday 14 January 2018. HEADLINE: SQUALLY WIND CHANGE DEVELOPING. Weather Situation A strong cold front is expected to reach the island early this afternoon bringing showers, possible thunderstorms and a squally wind change. The average wind speed is expected to be 50 to 60 km/h with peak wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h around the middle of the day. Winds are expected to ease later in the afternoon. The NSW State Emergency Service advise you: * Stay indoors away from windows and keep children indoors. For emergency help, ring the Lord Howe Island Police on  6563 2199. The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDST Sunday 14/01/2018.