Weather warning for Newcastle and Hunter
A severe weather warning has been issued for the Hunter Region. A trough of low pressure off the coast is bringing heavy rain and vigorous southeasterly winds.
A hazardous surf warning also remains in place. With large and powerful sea swells and strong winds, conditions are hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.
City of Newcastle is monitoring its coastal facilities and assets along the Newcastle coastline including areas in Stockton which may be impacted by coastal erosion.
The strong wind has blown down some exclusion fencing in Stockton. This will be rectified as soon as conditions are safe. The City of Newcastle asks the community to follow all safety warnings, to abide by all road closures and to drive safely in the forecast extreme weather conditions.