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 11:10 pm EST on Saturday 1 August 2015.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR SNOWY MOUNTAIN PEAKS

Weather Situation

Northwest winds have eased below gale-force but may increase again over the alpine peaks of the Snowy Mountains ahead of another cold front on Sunday.

DAMAGING around 80 km/h with peak gusts of 125 km/h are possible for alpine areas of the Snowy Mountains forecast district above about 1600 metres on Sunday.

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 am EST Sunday.

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.