Severe Weather Warning

IDN28500

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 4:03 pm EST on Monday 28 July 2014.

VIGOROUS WINDS FOR SOUTHEAST NSW

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving across the Southern Ocean towards southeast Australia. This pattern is expected to generate gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state during the remainder of this week.

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

Remaining parts of the Snowy Mountains district, plus higher parts of the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and ACT forecast districts, may experience damaging wind gusts to 90 km/h 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.

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 Monday.

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.