Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging and locally destructive winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 6:18 am EDT on Friday 27 March 2015.
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS FOR SNOWY MOUNTAINS AREAS ABOVE 1900 METRES.
A cold front and a trough extending from a low pressure centre to the south are moving through southeastern New South Wales bringing vigorous west to southwesterly winds.
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS around 80 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district above 1900 metres.
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 am EDT Friday.
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.