Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts
Issued at 5:49 pm EDT on Monday 9 December 2013.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS IN THE SOUTHEAST
A trough over the southwest of NSW, extends over the central parts of the state this afternoon, moving over northeast NSW tomorrow afternoon. West to northwesterly winds ahead of the trough increase this afternoon, tending southwesterly behind the trough. Damaging winds are expected to over mountain peaks above about 1500m, easing late this evening as the winds turn west to southwesterly.
Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 95 km/h are forecast over the mountain peaks above 1500m, with winds around 80 km/h reaching 125 km/h over the Alpine peaks.
Mount Ginini recorded a peak wind gust of 94 km/h this 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.
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 EDT Monday.
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.