UPDATE: Severe weather warning cancelled, surf and tide warning remains

ABOVE: At Evans Head breakwater yesterday. Photo: Carmel Clarke

Susanna Freymark

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the severe weather warning for damaging wind gusts in NSW.

A severe weather warning remains for damaging surf and abnormally high tides for coastal areas of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts.

With the waning tropical cyclone Seth over the southern part of the Coral Sea moving towards the Queensland coast, the low is expected to weaken on Thursday.

Evans Head Marine Rescue have the best vantage point for the wild weather at Razorback Lookout.

Volunteers said the waves were full and large and there was a lot of white water.

No boats were out at sea and anyone wanting to fish off the break wall was advised not to because of the dangerous conditions.

The southerly wind is reaching 25-30 knots at Evans Head with up to a 3m swell in the ocean.

Marine Rescue advised that crossing the bar was dangerous.

Two men were spotted cautiously surfing in Shark Bay.

The wind is not expected to ease util Thursday,

The Bureau of Meteorology’s severe weather warning for damaging surf and abnormally high tides is current for coastal areas of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast.

This impacts not only Evans Head but also Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Ballina, Alstonville and Brunswick Heads.

Byron Bay recorded 96km/h wind gusts last night.

Tamar St bus stop in Ballina with water right over the road. Photo: Contributed

The State Emergency Service advised people to:

Move cars under cover and away from trees.

Secure loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

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.

For emergency help in storms ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

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