Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts
Issued at 3:09 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A strong cold front from the Southern Ocean is currently crossing southeastern Australia. Conditions in New South Wales have eased during the night, but winds will remain fresh and gusty in many districts today.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Wind gusts to 150 km/h were recorded at Thredbo Top Station on Thursday afternoon. Cooma, Bombala, Goulburn, Nerriga and Canberra reported average speeds near 65km/hr.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- 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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
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.