The storm front moves over Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Fiona Morris
Sydneysiders should brace for another chilly and blustery day, with winds set to hit 80 kilometres per hour around lunchtime.
The strong cold front that caused wild conditions on Saturday continues to move through the state.
A severe weather warning still stands for Canberra, the Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast, Central and Southern Tablelands and the Snowy Mountains.
Weatherzone's Rob Sharp told Fairfax Media the weather will be calmer and cooler today.
"Winds will increase to peak somewhere in the middle of the day. There won’t be a distinct time of really strong winds but we will see gusts likely over 70 kilometres per hour, even up to 80km/h," Mr Sharp said.
Sydney will see a maximum temperature of 17 today and slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow.
The city endured a rough night of cold temperatures and gale-force winds, which reached speeds of 96km/h along the coast, 95km/h at the airport and more than 90km/h in north-western suburbs such as Richmond.
A spokeswoman from the State Emergency Service said around 470 incidents were logged last night.
An SES spokesman, Phil Campbell, said that volunteers were kept busy across Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains last night.
"The majority involve roof damage from fallen trees and branches, trees across power lines and trees across fences and driveways,'' he said.
Among the more severe incidents was a roof ripped off a home in Windsor that took out power lines on the street and a large falling tree that damaged five cars and an ambulance in Liverpool.