Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Hunter and Metropolitan Forecast Districts.
Issued at 8:13 pm Thursday, 22 August 2019.
Vigorous southerly winds are affecting the New South Wales coast, in the wake of a series of cold fronts.Winds have begun to ease, and will continue to do so this evening and Friday morning.
Damaging Winds are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.
The immediate threat of damaging winds has passed, however a separate Severe Weather Warning remains current for Damaging Surf along the NSW coast.
The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
Wind gusts during Wednesday: Green Cape 102 km/h, Mt Ginini 95 km/h, Goulburn 93 km/h.
Wind gusts during Thursday: Albion Park 95 km/h, High Range 98 km/h, Mount Boyce 98 km/h, Green Cape 109 km/h, Montague Island 104 km/h.
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 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.