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Sydney Is Set for a Particularly Windy Start to the Week

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that wind gusts could reach 90 kilometres per hour in the Sydney metropolitan region.
By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2019
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Sydney Is Set for a Particularly Windy Start to the Week

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that wind gusts could reach 90 kilometres per hour in the Sydney metropolitan region.
By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2019
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Spring may be more than a week old, but that doesn't mean clear skies and light breezes are the norm just yet. Thanks to a clash between two pressure systems — a deep low pressure system, and a high pressure system — the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting blustering winds across Sydney for the next two days, with gusts potentially reaching 90 kilometres per hour.

BOM has issued a severe weather warning for the possibly damaging winds, noting that they're expected to be especially heavy on the afternoon and evening of Monday, September 9. The gusts will stick around on Tuesday, but they're expected to ease throughout the day.

The Bureau is specifically cautioning about winds of around 55–65 kilometres per hour in Sydney, and advises that stronger gusts are possible. If you're in Hunter district (including the central coast), plus Sydney, Illawarra, the south coast and the mid north coast, take note. Areas along the coast — particularly those with a southerly aspect — at the most risk.

As well as weathering more than a stiff breeze, Sydneysiders will experience cooler temperatures, with the mercury only reaching 17 degrees on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. It'll bounce back up to 25 on Thursday, then settle in the low-to-mid 20s for the rest of the week.

On Facebook, NSW SES recommends that residents secure loose items, and move vehicles undercover or away from trees — as it does whenever it's windy.

If you're not only venturing out of the house today, but to the airport, the conditions have been interfering with planes flying into and out of the city, with the Sydney Morning Herald reporting delays on domestic flights due to the blustery weather.

Published on September 09, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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