DAMAGING winds averaging around 65 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast to affect parts of the South Coast tonight and early Saturday.
Rain is also expected to develop in this area, and may be heavy at times.
A low pressure system currently developing off the NSW coast near the Victorian border is forecast to deepen and move slowly to the north/northeast this evening.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.