Severe Storms to Hit the Entire NSW Coast

By AAP
October 31, 2020 Updated: October 31, 2020

More hail, flash flooding and damaging winds are on the way for the entire NSW coast but the state’s week of wild weather is almost over.

NSW has been lashed by rain and wind since last Friday but one more day of miserable conditions is forecast for Saturday.

The Bureau of Meteorology on Oct 31 issued a warning for severe thunderstorms along the entire NSW coast and as far inland as Dubbo, with large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds expected.

An urgent warning was issued around midday for areas in Sydney’s southwest – Camden, Campbelltown, Sutherland, Liverpool, Helensburgh and Bundeena – with the storm forecast to track over waters off Stanwell Park and Thirroul by mid-afternoon.

Flash flooding is expected all along the coast, with the bureau warning it could be life-threatening near Goulburn, Yass and Young.

Massive rainfall totals have already been recorded across the state on Saturday morning, with Ulladulla on the south coast receiving 109mm in only three hours.

A flood warning has also been issued for Wamban in the south, with the Deua River expected to swell to 4.4m on Saturday afternoon.

The low pressure trough causing the weather will head east during Saturday, bringing showers to many areas and the risk of hail and strong winds to parts of the mid north coast and Northern Tablelands.

“There’s going to be fairly significant weather this weekend (but) the good news is that as we move into next week … we’ll start to see a bit of an easing of conditions, which we haven’t seen through NSW in probably a week or so,” BOM forecaster David Wilkie said on Friday.

Tiffanie Turnbull in Sydney