Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts
Issued at 4:38 pm EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
WINDS INCREASING OVER ALPINE PEAKS.
A northwesterly airstream is strengthening over southern New South Wales ahead of a trough and associated cold front. This system is expected to reach the state's southwest tonight, before crossing 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 and ACT forecast districts tonight 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 11:00 pm EDT Wednesday.
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.