Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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

Issued at 4:39 am EST on Sunday 2 August 2015.


Weather Situation

Northwest winds have begun increasing about the alpine peaks of the Snowy Mountains ahead of another cold front.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 80 km/h with peak gusts of 125 km/h are possible for alpine areas of the Snowy Mountains forecast district above about 1600 metres at times Sunday and Sunday night.

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 am EST Sunday.

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.