World News – UA – Storm Saturday, Gale Sunday: Destructive winds forecast for Sydney


Strong southerly winds are expected to hit the Sydney coastline from late Sunday morning after a stormy Halloween, but the weekend’s worst weather is likely over

Severe storms hit much of the state on Saturday, causing heavy rains and flash flooding that stranded four motorists who had to be rescued on the south coast Storms have also produced giant hailstones around Coffs Harbor

But conditions relaxed by Saturday night, and the state emergency service only responded to 30 new calls Sunday night after receiving nearly 300 calls during the day

SES spokeswoman Jenni North said more storms were expected, but unlikely to produce the same amount of rain The wet weather is expected to clear by the evening

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The agency was now preparing for winds of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour, which are expected to hit the coast between Newcastle in the north and Point Perpendicular in the south

« So we’re going to have a little more work with the winds with branches coming down, maybe a little bit of roof damage from heaving roofing material as it goes, » Ms. North said. / p>

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning on Sunday night after observing a low pressure system off the south coast It advised people to keep their vehicles away from trees, to secure loose items around the house and stay at least eight meters away from downed power lines

But forecaster Jiwan Park said the latest modeling indicated that the strength of the low had eased and the winds were unlikely to be gale force as originally predicted

« If that happens, it won’t be for very long and it will be coastal, » said M Park

Wind is expected to subside late on Sunday afternoon or evening as the pressure system moves further offshore

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World news – UA – Storm on Saturday, gale on Sunday: destructive winds forecast for Sydney


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