The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the Illawarra.
Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast to hit the Snowy Mountains and ACT early Monday morning.
The BoM warns these winds may extend to the Illawarra later in the morning and continue throughout the day.
Monday could also see our extended summer come to an end as the mercury finally drops.
The week ahead is expected to bring temperatures as low as 9 degrees and nothing warmer than 18 degrees.
The NSW State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- The 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 at least 8m away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
- Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
- For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 5pm Sunday.