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.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN RANGES AND INLAND.
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 www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.