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Heavy rain drenches the Illawarra, as authorities warn residents to stay at home

THE wet weather will continue over the weekend with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting significant rainfall during the next seven days. The Bureau warn that the heavy rainfall can lead to flash flooding in low lying areas of the region, and advise residents to ensure they are prepared. Wollongong State Emergency Service (SES) advises that … Continue reading

Emergency services warn of severe weather ahead

A WARNING has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and emergency services of severe wet weather over the coming days, which is predicted to include powerful surf conditions. The warning follows images on social media of a spectacular water spout off Illawarra’s northern beaches on Sunday. Fire and Rescue NSW is preparing to assist … Continue reading

Wild weather closes northern beaches

THE majority of the patrolled northern beaches will be closed today until surf conditions ease. Wollongong City Council Lifeguards are monitoring conditions at individual beaches, considering tides and swell size. Most of beaches have experienced some coastal erosion as a result of large swells and high tides. North Wollongong Beach has been reduced from approximately … Continue reading

Otford Weir and Thirroul pool remain closed after extreme wet weather

Due to the deluge that has swamped the northern Illawarra over the past few days, Thirroul pool and the Otford Weir will remain closed until further notice. Wollongong City Council advise that a number of roads continue to be closed. Additionally, the Continental (Wollongong), Thirroul and Port Kembla pools are also closed until further notice … Continue reading

Motorists urged not to drive through flood water during Illawarra deluge

POLICE and emergency services are urging the community not to take risks in the drenching being experienced in the Illawarra. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warnings including heavy rainfall, damaging winds, abnormally high tides, and damaging surf for the Illawarra. There is also potential for periods of torrential rainfall and life-threatening flash-flooding. … Continue reading

Heavy rain triggers Bulli Park’s famous water slide

A FAVOURITE recreational pursuit of generations during heavy rain is to ride the famous Bulli Park ‘water slide’. Our picture, kindly supplied by Grant Joy, shows local young folk (and a few not so young), riding the ‘slide’ from Park Road in front of Saint Josephs Catholic Church. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast the … Continue reading

Weather warning for the Illawarra

There’s a severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL, ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES and DAMAGING SURF for people in the Illawarra. TORRENTIAL RAIN, AND HIGH WINDS, WAVES AND TIDES FOR NSW COAST. HEAVY RAINFALL, which will likely cause FLASH FLOODING and RIVERINE FLOODING, is possible for parts of the Illawarra this afternoon and this evening.

Swimmers warned of large surf conditions with weekend’s heatwave

WITH forecast heatwave conditions set to drive thousands of people to Illawarra’s beaches this weekend, surf lifesavers are warning people to exercise caution as large swells and strong winds are also expected. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures in the low to mid 30s for the northern Illawarra across the weekend. Although strong sea … Continue reading

Total fire ban today in the Illawarra with high temperatures and gusty winds

Gusty winds and high temperatures, ahead of a cooler change later this evening, will elevate bush fire conditions in the Illawarra today. Even after the limited rain received over the past week, the NSW Rural Fire Service warns the overall moisture deficit remains low. A TOTAL FIRE BAN is in force today

Total fire ban in place across the Illawarra today

Authorities warn that Saturday January 4 2020 has an extreme bushfire danger. There is a total fire ban in force in the Illawarra region

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