By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
23:32 25 Jun 2023, updated 23:46 25 Jun 2023
Severely damaging winds are set to lash down on parts of Australia’s east coast, with residents urged to park their cars undercover immediately.
The Bureau of Meteorology warned the heavy wind gusts would be felt along NSW’s south coast on Monday morning, lasting well into the night.
Those living in southern Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Eden and Katoomba are all expected to be impacted.
The Bureau said the wild weather was a result of a ‘tightening pressure gradient from a deep low pressure system’ southwest of Tasmania that was producing strong and gusty winds.
Wind gusts of up to 90km/hour are forecast for parts of the Blue Mountains, while gusts would reach up to 100km/hour in the Illawarra region.
In southern Sydney, winds of up to 90km/hour are forecast to lash down over the day.
At about midnight in Nowra, on the South Coast, wind gusts were recorded at 100km/hour.
Winds also lashed down at a speed of 93km/hour in Bellambi, in Wollongong just after 1am on Monday.
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WHAT RESIDENTS NEED TO DO
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