Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts
Issued at 10:28 am EDT on Thursday 26 November 2015.
GALE-FORCE WINDS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST NSW
A trough of low pressure is crossing southeast New South Wales this morning, accompanied by a vigorous west to northwesterly airstream, locally reaching gales force.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 60 km/h with peak gusts to 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, Southern Tablelands and Illawarra forecast districts today, particularly higher parts.
Wind gust of 120 km/h reported from Thredbo top station overnight.
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 5:00 pm EDT Thursday.
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.