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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

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

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

Northern beaches to remain open longer with temperatures expected to soar

BEACHGOERS can avoid the midday heat, and still enjoy a dip tomorrow, with Wollongong City Council’s Lifeguards extending patrol hours on 12 of popular beaches. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures in the high 30s for the northern Illawarra tomorrow (Thursday January 23) with a chance of a thunderstorm in the evening and gusty … Continue reading

Welcome rain falls across the northern beaches

MOTORISTS are reminded to take care as rain continues to fall across the Illawarra. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rain with possible storms until Tuesday (January 21), with heavy bursts of rain and flash flooding both likely. The predicted conditions have potential to damage homes and property, as well possibly causing trees and powerlines … Continue reading

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

Total fire ban across NSW tomorrow as Premier declares state of emergency

The NSW Government has declared a third State of Emergency ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday. A total fire ban is in place across the whole of the state tomorrow (Friday January 3). The Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Premier Gladys Berejiklian requesting she declare a State of Emergency under … Continue reading

Drivers cautioned while on the roads following New Year’s Eve celebrations

DRIVERS are being reminded to exercise caution while driving on the roads today following New Year’s Eve celebrations. Operation Safe Arrival started at midnight Friday (20 December 2019) and ends tonight (Wednesday 1 January 2020) 11.59pm. Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Assistant Commissioner, Michael Corboy, is urging drivers who celebrated the New Year with alcohol … Continue reading

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