Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 10:53 am EDT on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER ALPINE PEAKS
A cold front is approaching New South Wales from the west, with northwesterly winds reaching gale-force over Alpine peaks this morning. Conditions are expected to gradually ease through the afternoon.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 80 km/h with gusts to 100 km/h are forecast for areas above 1900 metres in the Snowy Mountains forecast district this morning and early afternoon.
Thredbo Top Station recorded gusts to 107 km/h this morning.
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 Tuesday.
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.