Strong winds and surf along the NSW coast

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“However, dangerous surf conditions associated with three to five meters wide and powerful surf are expected to continue for the remainder of Monday and Tuesday.

“Locations which could be affected include Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Bulli, Port Kembla and Kiama,” the office said.

Woodhouse said the damaging winds that buffeted the coast – particularly the Illawarra – early on Sunday are expected to ease. The coastal town of Bellambi, north of Wollongong, recorded the strongest gust of 100 km / h around 1 a.m.

Winds of over 90km/h were also recorded in Nowra and Moss Vale overnight.

“The winds ease a bit in the afternoon, but it’s going to stay on the windy side,” Woodhouse said.

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Flurries were forecast for Thredbo and Perisher in the Snowy Mountains on Sunday. Snow lovers flocked to the mountains for the opening of the ski slopes for the long weekend, after weeks of snow. Car parks in Thredbo filled at noon Sunday, forcing the closure of Alpine Way at SkiTube Way. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.

Perisher recorded 94 centimeters of snow over the past seven days, while Thredbo Ski Resort said snow depths reached around 125 centimeters before the opening weekend.

Australian snowboarder Tess Coady, who is a Thredbo ambassador and Olympian, said on Sunday that “to be able to ride so much ground on opening weekend was insane. You can just feel how excited everyone is to be here.

A high pressure system moving across the state is expected to bring more sunny spells and temperatures a few degrees warmer on Tuesday.

Sydney’s maximum temperature is expected to hover around 18-19 degrees Wednesday through the weekend.

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