Severe weather warning issued for the Wingecarribee on Saturday

A strong cold front will cross New South Wales on Saturday, bringing windy conditions to most of the state.

The strongest winds are expected about parts of southeast New South Wales.

Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from mid-morning Saturday for the parts of the Southern Tablelands, Illawarra, South Coast, Australian Capital Territory and the Snowy Mountains. 

Winds are expected to gradually ease on Saturday night.

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

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.