Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 10:43 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
VIGOROUS WINDS OVER SOUTHEAST NSW
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts from the Southern Ocean are moving across southeast Australia. This pattern is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, which are expected to ease slightly during Wednesday before reintensifying on Thursday.
Alpine peaks in the Snowy Mountain forecast district may experience winds averaging around 80 km/h tonight and Wednesday, with peak gusts to 100 km/h.
Wind gusts to 109 km/h at Thredbo, 93 km/h at Mount Ginini, 91 km/h at Perisher Valley, and 87 km/h at Cooma Airport were reported during Tuesday afternoon.
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.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST 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.