Southerly buster is moving through Sydney and central NSW
Thursday 5th November 2020
A strong southerly buster is sweeping through the greater Sydney, Hunter and Mid North Coast region of NSW during Thursday as a low pressure system deepens off the NSW coastline.
Wind gusts are expected to average 60-70km/h across the coastal fringe during Thursday, with locally damaging gusts to 90km/h possible, particularly for exposed coastal locations and elevated terrain.
A large southerly swell will also develop throughout the day, with waves in the 3-5m range expected just offshore.
Winds should gradually ease from the south overnight Thursday and into Friday as this low rapidly moves east towards New Zealand. A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds.
Image 1: Bureau of Meteorology severe weather warning for damaging winds. Image via BoM.
Image 2: BoM Meteye wind graphic. Valid 1700 5/11/2020