Strong wind, hazardous surf and sheep graziers warnings have been issued for the Illawarra and South Coast for the next 24 hours.
The Bureau of Meteorology says gale force winds are expected along the Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coast on Tuesday with hazardous surf and swell conditions making it dangerous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming.
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.
Sheep graziers are also being warned that cold temperatures, showers and southwesterly winds are expected Monday night and all day Tuesday in many parts of NSW including the Southern Tablelands, the Illawarra and South Coast.
Tuesday will be cooler than Monday and partly cloudy with a 50 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Gusty winds and possible small hail are also possible in the morning and afternoon with winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 35 to 50 km/h in the middle of the day before decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h on Tuesday night.