Winds topping 100km/h buffet NSW coast as severe storm hits city

Parts of the New South Wales coast have been buffeted by 100km/h winds as a storm front blew through Sydney.

Residents were warned to brace for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday night, as damaging winds struck.
Lightning cracked above the Sydney CBD on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, as severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds to the city. (9News)
Severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds to Sydney. (Bureau of Meteorology)

Goulburn and Jervis Bay recorded wind gusts above 100km/h and Nowra and Port Kembla copped bursts above 90km/h. as a wider storm front headed rapidly east.

It was affecting the coast from Gosford south to Ulladulla.

Bureau weather watchers picked up severe storms on the radar near Hornsby, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and Ryde about 9.40pm.

They hit the city, airport, Harbour Bridge, Gosford, Mona Vale and waters off Bondi Beach by 10.10pm

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As forecast, the storms passed quickly out to sea and the severe weather warning was cancelled just before 10.30pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a strong upper level trough was enhancing the storms as they rolled east.

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