Severe Weather Warning

IDN28500

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.

Weather Situation

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.