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‘Unusual weather’: Wild wind warning for Sydney and parts of NSW

It comes amid wild weather conditions across five states and territories, with warnings issued for parts of NSW, the ACT, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

“Significantly windy conditions across multiple states in the south-east with rain, snow and heavy seas to follow,” bureau forecaster Jackson Browne said.

“Satellite shows a deep low south of the Bight exhibiting an unusual north-east to south-west tilt: an unusual pattern makes for unusual weather and goes a fair way to explain the extremely vigorous air stream over southern Australia.

“Showers and storms over the south-east are embedded within this flow.”

Blizzard conditions are possible above 1500 metres in alpine areas with blowing snow and the possibility of a large dump of snow.

The State Emergency Service says people should move vehicles under cover or away from trees and secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony.

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