Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the South West Slopes, Riverina and Snowy Mountains forecast districts

Issued at 3:02 pm EST on Tuesday 5 May 2015.


Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing southern NSW this afternoon, contracting to the southeast this evening. Northwesterly winds will turn more westerly as the front passes. Winds are expected to reach gale-force in some areas, particularly at higher elevations.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 55 to 65 km/h with gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains South West Slopes and Riverina forecast district today. Winds about the Alpine peaks will average about 85 km/h with gusts of 125 km/h.

Wind averaging about 90 km/h with gusts of about 110 km/h have been reported from Thredbo top station and a 90 km/hr gust was recorded at Hay.

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 EST Tuesday.

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.