Emergency Crews are currently trying to restore power to a large number of homes and businesses across the Endeavour Energy Network.
The strong winds have brought down trees and branches over powerlines.
At last count there were more than 1500 homes without power across the Southern Highlands and more than 800 in the Shoalhaven.
That includes - Thirlmere (722), Bowral (518), High Range (195), Kangaroo Valley (102), Woodlands (85), Yanderra (37) and Tahmoor (33)
Milton (426), Ulladulla (187), Little Forest (89), North Nowra (69) and Yatte Yattah (67)
Some helpful advice during the strong winds:
Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines and report them by calling our emergency number 131 003.
Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around their house, yard and balcony.
IMAGE CREDIT: Endeavour Energy