Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district

Issued at 10:54 am EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.


Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream is increasing over southern New South Wales today a head of a trough and associated cold front. This system is expected to reach the state's southwest this evening, then cross Alpine areas Thursday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts to 120 km/h are forecast for Alpine peaks above 1900 metres in the Snowy Mountains forecast later today and early Thursday.

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 Wednesday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 218.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.