Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra, South Coast, Snowy Mountains and parts of Metropolitan and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:02 pm Friday, 29 October 2021.

Damaging winds continuing over southeastern New South Wales today.

Weather Situation: An intense low pressure system over Bass Strait is expected to continue to track southeastwards during the day today, Vigorous northwest to westerly flow will continue over southeastern New South Wales. These conditions should ease this evening.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 55 to 65 km/h with peak gusts exceeding 90 km/h, are possible throughout the warning area today.

These winds should ease tonight as the low moves further away.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Eden and Cooma.

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 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* 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.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.