There are widespread power disruptions across Ulladulla, Lake Conjola, Little Forest and Milton as wild winds continue to lash the Shoalhaven.
In Nowra, the winds picked up shortly before midnight and from around 3am Thursday have been constant between 48 and 69km/h, with a number of gusts up into the 90s.
At 5am a 94km/h gust was recorded, while at 6.20am and 6.30am winds reached 96km/h.
In Ulladulla winds have also been strong with constant speeds up to the 30km/h while gusts of 59km/h were recorded at 8.30am.
Trees are reported down in a number of locations.
A small grassfire ignited on Porters Creek Road due to a tree branch that took down a power line. Energy crews de-energised the line before RFS crews extinguished the fire, RFS Shoalhaven district officer Ross Smith said.
Due to recent wet weather, the fire activity was pretty minimal, RFS reported.
Endeavour Energy reports power outages in the North Nowra area with around 1291 homes affected.
Power outages are also reported at Cambewarra, Nowra Hill, Woollamia and Bellawongarah.
Further south and 572 properties are reportedly without power in the Ulladulla, Conjola, Lake Conjola and Yatte Yattah areas.
Endeavour Energy is advising residents that crews have been dispatched with power expected to return between 11am and 12.30pm for many of the southern Shoalhaven townships.
With winds expected to continue to lash the area over the next day or so SES has again reminded residents to secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony; move vehicles under cover or away from trees and to keep at least eight metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
The Bureau of Meteorology has again issued a severe weather warning for the area for damaging winds for people along the South Coast.
A cold front is currently crossing southern NSW, with a second cold front forecast to cross the state overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Vigorous northwest to southwesterly winds are expected with both these systems, with winds only easing later Saturday after the passage of the second front.
Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible for the South Coast and Illawarra during Thursday and Friday.
Damaging winds in these areas are likely during Thursday morning and early afternoon.
Winds are forecast to ease during Saturday following the passage of the second cold front.
You can report fallen power lines to Endeavour Energy (131 003) and for emergency help ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.