Winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour are expected to wreak havoc in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.
As severe winds lash the south-eastern region of Australia, the residents of millions of homes in New South Wales and Victoria have been advised to move their vehicles.
Strong winds are expected to pummel the area, tearing down trees and causing damage to buildings. Residents of New South Wales and Victoria have been told to move their automobiles in preparation for the storm.
Residents across much of Victoria and the southern part of New South Wales have been warned by the State Emergency Services to take precautions in order to safeguard both themselves and their property from the escalating winds.
"Do not park under trees. "We foresee a continued hazard from falling trees," was the statement made by the Victorian SES. The majority of the calls received in the previous twenty-four hours were related to fallen trees, and gusty conditions are expected to continue over saturated ground.
Residents of Greater Sydney and the Illawarra region in New South Wales have each received a similar warning.
Wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour have caused trees to be uprooted, roofs to be blown off of buildings, and electricity lines to be brought down, according to the authorities in both states.
"We are asking residents to move their cars from beneath trees and to secure items in their yards and businesses that could become airborne, including trampolines or sheet metal," said the Assistant Commissioner of the New South Wales State Emergency Services Sean Kearns on Monday. "We are asking residents to move their cars from beneath trees."
Residents can better protect their homes from wind damage by clearing away tree branches that hang over their structures and checking the condition of their roofs.
Over the course of the previous 24 hours, up until 3 p.m. on Monday, the metropolitan region of Sydney had received more than 270 calls for assistance due to the storm. At least 150 of these requests involved trees being blown over by the severe winds, and the remaining requests involved roof damage.
Across the state, there are 102 advisories, including 12 emergency warnings connected to flooding.
According to Mr. Kearns, "more than a thousand damage assessments" have been carried out in Forbes, of which "more than half" have been found to have sustained some amount of damage.
We have teams from the New South Wales State Emergency Service continuing to support communities that are downstream of flooding on the Lachlan River at Euabalong and the Edward River at Deniliquin by providing sandbagging, resupply, and evacuation assistance.
In the meantime, the Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria issued a warning that damaging winds averaging between 50 and 70 kilometers per hour, with peak gusts reaching up to 110 kilometers per hour, were likely along a large portion of the coast west of Wilsons Promontory. This could include portions of Melbourne.
According to the statement made by the bureau, "Winds are forecast to lessen over inland areas this evening, then the damaging wind danger will contract to South Gippsland tonight."
Horsham, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon, and Bairnsdale are among of the potential locations that will be impacted by this event.
On Sunday, there were dangerous gusts that above 100 kilometers per hour in all three states, with astounding winds of 114.8 kilometers per hour at Thredbo in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains and winds of 113 kilometers per hour at Mount Buller in Victoria.
Over the course of the weekend, the winds that swept over the two states caused numerous trees and powerlines to topple, which kept emergency services quite busy.
Andrew Casper-Richardson, a meteorologist with Weatherzone, issued a warning that Monday is expected to be the day with the most wind in a large portion of the southeast.
Once again, wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour are likely to be experienced in elevated and exposed coastal sites.
As of this morning, 544 houses in South Australia are still without power as a result of storms that swept through the state over the weekend.
The number of households without power reached a high of 13,000 on Saturday night as a result of wind gusts that brought down power poles; nevertheless, authorities have been working diligently to restore power to all residences.
On Monday, damaging winds with average speeds ranging from 50 km/h to 70 km/h and peak gusts of up to 100 km/h are anticipated to be found around the beaches and ranges.
Warnings of severe weather have been issued for the following locations: Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Maitland, Murray Bridge, Kingscote, and Naracoorte.