25 Jun 2013

Bad weather to worsen across NSW

12:28 pm on 25 June 2013

Bad weather in New South Wales is predicted to worsen with heavy rain and strong winds in Sydney and the Illawarra. Minor flood warnings have been issued for the Goulburn area.

The Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday a severe weather warning remains in place across southern Sydney and the Illawarra.

AAP reports the Ilawarra region has experienced double its monthly average rainfall over the past 36 hours with about 150-200 millimetres falling. Winds gusting up to 80km/h are also expected.

Conditions in the Illawarra and Sydney are forecast to deteriorate during Tuesday but are expected to ease in the evening.

Large ocean swells will continue, exacerbated by a king tide which is due about 10pm (AEST) on Tuesday.

Waves up to 10 metres were recorded at Batemans Bay overnight, while swells reached eight metres near Sydney.

The SES received about 100 calls for assistance mainly from people living between the Illawarra and Batemans Bay. AAP reports most calls were regarding fallen trees and rising flood waters.