Severe Weather Warning

IDN28500

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district

Issued at 6:41 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

VIGOROUS WINDS OVER SOUTHEAST NSW

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts from the Southern Ocean are moving across southeast Australia. This pattern is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state today, which are expected to ease slightly during Wednesday before reintensifying on Thursday.

Alpine peaks in the Snowy Mountain forecast district may experience winds averaging around 80 km/h tonight and Wednesday, with peak gusts to 100 km/h.

The Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands 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 109 km/h at Thredbo, 93 km/h at Mount Ginini, 91 km/h at Perisher Valley, and 87 km/h at Cooma Airport were reported during Tuesday afternoon.

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.
  • 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.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Tuesday.

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.