The wild weather continues. Hope everyone is holding up OK. Conditions are expected to ease later today. The latest update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit below:
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Hunter and Metropolitan Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:05 am Tuesday, 5 July 2022.
Heavy rainfall and damaging winds easing Tuesday morning.
Weather Situation: A trough over the central coast is causing moderate to possibly heavy rainfall at times. Rainfall rates are forecast to east during Tuesday morning.
Localised MODERATE to HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING remains possible Tuesday morning over parts of the Hunter district. Isolated three-hourly rainfall totals between 40 to 65 mm are possible.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts up to 90 km/h are possible along the northern Metropolitan and southern Hunter coastal fringe, with an easing trend Tuesday morning. The damaging winds may lead to debris on roads and provide the risk for trees toppling in softer and very saturated soils.
Rainfall will further contribute to flooding already being experienced and maintains the potential for landslides.
Various Flood Warnings and Watches are current, so please refer to those flood warnings HERE
and heed the advice of authorities.
A separate Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Surf is also current along parts of the central coastline.
Locations which may be affected include Gosford, Cessnock, Maitland, Sydney, Dungog and Kulnura.