Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Hunter Forecast District.

Issued at 9:07 pm Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

GUSTY SHOWERS AND STORMS TO IMPACT HUNTER COAST.

Weather Situation:
A small low pressure system has formed off the Hunter coastline and is slowly moving towards the coast. Gusty winds and times of some intense rainfall will build by later this evening and into early Wednesday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for exposed areas of the Hunter coastline

Winds will ease by Wednesday morning as the low weakens.

Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Gosford, Toronto, Morisset, Wyong and The Entrance.

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.