Six people were injured, including a woman hit by lightning, as severe thunderstorms and gale-force winds hit a large part of NSW on Tuesday.
The NSW State Emergency Service responded to more than 550 calls across the Sydney area, including damaged roofs at Killarney Vale and Collaroy, a collapsed verandah at Newtown and structural damage to a Kincumber retirement village.
Damaging winds battered Sydney's coast throughout Tuesday afternoon, peaking at 95km/h at the airport and Sydney Harbour.
Strong winds in Bondi: Massive crash for a Sculptures by the Sea installation. Photo: Danielle Smith
The weather was wilder further north, with the Hunter receiving wind gusts of more than 100km/h. Golf-ball sized hailstones hit Tamworth and Port Macquarie.
A 46-year-old woman was struck by lightning on her left arm outside her home in Kincumber, but NSW Ambulance Service reported she was in a stable condition.
A couple in their 70s were trapped at Lansvale in Sydney's south-west when a tree fell on their car.
An ambulance spokeswoman said power lines came down in the accident and the couple were stuck for half an hour before being released and taken to Liverpool Hospital with possible neck, back and limb injuries.
An Ausgrid spokesman said power had been restored to 9000 homes and businesses in Sydney, including Peakhurst, Beverly Hills and Epping, and on the central coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology said storms were likely to continue for a large portion of NSW.