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AustraliaWindy weekend ahead across NSW

22:51  09 august  2019
22:51  09 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Strong winds will continue to lash parts of NSW throughout the weekend but the worst of the severe weather has passed.

A severe weather warning was in place on Friday night for large sections of eastern NSW, from the Victorian border up to the Northern Tablelands - including Sydney.

Windy weekend ahead across NSW© Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Surfers and families enjoy the rare surf breaking inside Botany Bay on June 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning on Monday for coastline from Victoria to Kempsey on the NSW Mid North Coast, with damaging winds and heavy surf forecast. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images) Conditions began easing into Friday evening with the Bureau of Meteorology warning while the worst is over, the windy conditions will stick around throughout the weekend.

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If the strong winds do persist, more delays and cancellations are likely at Sydney Airport after more than 180 domestic flights in and out of the airport were cancelled on Friday.

Windy weekend ahead across NSW© Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: A wave splashes over Bronte Pool during large swell, on June 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning on Monday for coastline from Victoria to Kempsey on the NSW Mid North Coast, with damaging winds and heavy surf forecast. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) The damaging winds also ripped the roof off the Presbyterian Aged Care facility at Stockton, in Newcastle, on Friday morning forcing the evacuation of about 30 people.

Gusts of more than 90km/h were recorded around Wollongong and Newcastle on Friday morning, while Thredbo posted a gust of 118km/h.

The vigorous winds are being driven by a series of cold fronts cross Australia's south east.

Authorities have urged people to remain vigilant as conditions will remain poor on the roads.

The SES received more than 720 calls for help by Friday evening with most jobs relating to fallen trees and branches, with some reporting roof damage.

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