Windy weekend ahead for South Coast: BoM

Windy conditions are expected to hit the South Coast this weekend.
Windy conditions are expected to hit the South Coast this weekend.

Cool and blustery conditions are set to return to the South Coast over the weekend. 

The week’s warm weather is set to disappear by Sunday, with top temperatures of 16 and 17 expected for Ulladulla and Nowra. 

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a strong cold front will cross NSW on Saturday, bringing windy conditions to most of the state. The strongest winds are expected about parts of southeast New South Wales.

The Bureau has also put out a severe weather warning for damaging winds. 

Winds are expected to average 60 to 70 km per hour, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km per hour from mid-morning Saturday. 

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Bega, Moruya Heads, Goulburn, Cooma and Bombala.

Temperatures reached a top of 26 in Nowra om Friday and 22 at Ulladulla, giving residents a small tatse of summer. 

Top temperatures of 29 are expected for both Nowra and Ulladulla on Saturday. 

During the damaging wind, 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. 
  • Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill. 
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.