14/15:53 EDT Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales

Issued at 3:53 pm EDT on Sunday 14 January 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 15 January 2018.

Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas.

Monday 15 January

Hazardous Surf Warning for:
Byron Coast, Coffs Coast and Macquarie Coast

Safety Advice

NSW Police Force, Marine Area Command advise that:

  • People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
  • Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
  • Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.
  • Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.
  • Boaters should remember to log on with their local Marine Rescue radio base, via VHF Radio or the Marine Rescue APP, and consider their safety management plan.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Monday.

Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these areas at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/ or on marine radio.

14/04:06 EDT Severe Weather Warning for Lord Howe Island

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.


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 [02] 6563 2199.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDST Sunday 14/01/2018.

12/21:29 EDT Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Greater Wollongong and parts of Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning


For people in Greater Wollongong and parts of Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 9:28 pm Friday, 12 January 2018.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Berrima and the Taralga district (north of Goulburn). These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Bowral, Moss Vale and the Nattai Tablelands by 10:00 pm and Wollongong, Kiama and Picton by 10:30 pm.

Large hailstones and damaging winds are likely.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:30 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Illawarra, South Coast and parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Northern Tablelands districts.

Warnings 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 regularly.

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