Weather

Severe Weather Warning for NSW

17 January 2018 04:53 EDT

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:53 am Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

HEAVY SURF BATTERING THE NSW CENTRAL AND NORTHERN COASTS TODAY

Weather Situation:A deep, slow-moving low pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is directing persistent southerly winds along the New South Wales coast and generating large swells.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.


No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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.