Thousands without power as 100km/h winds batter NSW

Sydneysiders can expect to wake up to another cold morning and damaging winds on Wednesday, with a severe weather warning in place for a third day.

Across the Sydney basin, temperatures will reach a low of about six degrees and tops of 15 degrees, and wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour are forecast.

Meteorologist James Taylor, with the Bureau of Meteorology, said another trough is moving over the Bass Strait, bringing cold conditions.

On Monday, parts of NSW shivered through icy winds of more than 100km/h, with little reprieve on Tuesday, despite the cold front moving offshore into the Tasman Sea.

On Monday evening, wind gusts reached up to 148km/h on Lord Howe Island, 128km/h in Murrurundi and 109km/h in Scone.

Severe weather warnings remain in place across the state, with a deep low-pressure system set to bring vigorous winds and wild weather all week.

Thousands of homes remained without power across the state. Ausgrid reported 2148 Sydney homes were still affected by 48 unplanned outages as of 1. 16pm on Tuesday. Lindfield, Lane Cove and Berowra in Sydney’s north bore the brunt of the storm in the city.

The State Emergency Services reported the worst affected areas were to the north of the state, extending from the Hunter, through Armidale, Tamworth and New England.

The Alpine regions reported a 15-20 centimetre dump of snow on Tuesday morning, with more snow and blizzard conditions forecast to continue.

The weather bureau expects widespread showers and isolated storms to bring small levels of hail this week, with insignificant rain totals.

But those eagerly anticipating the return of the sun will be disappointed to know it will most likely stay cold, and another cold front will hit just two days later, the bureau said.

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