We’re sorry to break it to you Sydney but a severe weather warning has been issued.

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that vigorous winds – up to 65 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h – are expected this evening as a southerly change moves it’s way up the coast.

Sydney, Wollongong, Jervis Bay and the Central Coast are expected to cop it the worst.

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 at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.