Wild weather that lashed most of New South Wales yesterday saw a large impact on travel on the road, in the sky and on the water, but according to the experts, it’s not completely over yet.
While the winds and rain have started to ease off, a severe weather warning is still in place for parts of the state.
An intense Tasman low and associated cold front saw winds averaging about 60 to 70km/h, with some gusts reaching more than 90km/h on Tuesday.
As a result, coastal areas have seen damaging surf conditions, with a warning for this still in place on Tuesday night for parts of NSW.
The low in the Tasman is starting to head further east this morning, meaning that “the effects of it will be less felt in Sydney over the next 12 to 24 hours,” a spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology said.
However, a hazardous surf warning is still in place for Wednesday for the Byron, Coffs, Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra and Batemans coasts.
Yesterday’s wild weather saw snow falling on parts of the Blue Mountains and the Central Tablelands causing icy and wet conditions on the roads.
Some flights at Sydney airport were also affected by the poor weather conditions and travellers were urged to keep checking for updates from their airline.
Ferries between Manly and Circular Quay also had to be cancelled due to the large swell, but these resumed late on Tuesday evening.
By Tuesday afternoon, the NSW State Emergency Service had received just over 460 calls for help across the state.