Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts
Issued at 4:36 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
HAZARDOUS WINDS OVER THE ALPS TONIGHT AND OVER SOUTHEAST NEW SOUTH WALES TOMORROW
Increasing northwesterly winds are expected overnight in the Snowy Mountains forecast district, spreading to the ACT and the Southern Tablelands in the morning and Central Tablelands by midday ahead of a vigorous cold front which is expected to move through the region on Saturday morning (in the south) and afternoon (in central eastern parts).
DAMAGING WINDS up to 55 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts. Alpine Peaks may experience winds around 80 km/h with peak gusts around 110 km/h.
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 11:00 pm EDT Friday.
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.