Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for destructive winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 4:09 pm EDT on Monday 9 December 2013.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER THE ALPINE PEAKS
A trough over the southwest of NSW, extends over the central parts of the state this afternoon, moving over northeast NSW tomorrow afternoon. West to northwesterly winds ahead of the trough increase this afternoon, tending southwesterly behind the trough. Damaging winds are expected to over the Alpine Peaks today, easing late this evening as the winds turn west to southwesterly.
Destructive winds around 80 km/h with peak gusts of 125 km/h are forecast above 1900m in the Snowy Mountains forecast district.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Monday.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.