Update Wednesday 12 noon
SES crews have been kept busy last night and this morning with seven call-outs in Goulburn during the wild winds.
Southeast zone commander, Superintendent Allan Budziarski said most of these were to secure roofing that had dislodged in the windy conditions.
Crews were called to homes in Hume Street, Ducks Lane, Chisholm Street and Crestwood, among others.
There were several reports of fallen trees as well.
Superintendent Budziarski said all crews were on standby.
"People will have to batten down the hatches until Friday," he said.
"The winds are forecast to persist all day and to increase tonight and tomorrow across the Southern Tablelands and Highlands."
Gusts are expected to reach over 100km/h.
At 10am Wednesday the Bureau recorded gusts of 93km/h at Goulburn Airport.
Superintendent Budziarski advised people to double check restraints on items that could blow away.
The Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for the region.
Strong wind gusts have lifted roof sheeting off the Bunnings store in Goulburn.
The SES was called to the large Hume Street premises at 7.45pm Tuesday.
Goulburn unit commander Daryl Skinner said strong wind had dislodged three or four sheets of roofing, each five to six metres in length, underneath a gable.
"They came loose and were threatening to come off. While they serve no real purpose, we are securing them as a matter of public safety," he said.
Eight personnel are on site. They are utilising height safety equipment.
Mr Skinner said the store manager was onsite.
The sheeting will be secured and kept in situ until contractors arrive on Wednesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded wind gusting at 80km/h at Goulburn Airport at 7.30pm and 57km/h by 8pm. At 11pm, the top wind gust was 44km/h. No wind speeds were available for the Goulburn TAFE weather station.
The Bureau is predicting 12 degrees and a possible shower with westerly winds up to 46km/h on Wednesday.
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