Severe Weather Warning


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 4:38 pm EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.


Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream is strengthening over southern New South Wales ahead of a trough and associated cold front. This system is expected to reach the state's southwest tonight, before crossing Alpine areas Thursday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts to 120 km/h are forecast for Alpine peaks above 1900 metres in the Snowy Mountains and ACT forecast districts tonight and early Thursday.

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 Wednesday.

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.