Severe Weather Warning


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 10:42 pm EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.


Weather Situation

A trough over southwest NSW is expected to cross the southeast Thursday morning with localised gale force winds likely, particularly about higher parts.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, Southern Tablelands and Illawarra forecast districts, particularly higher parts. Alpine Peaks will experience winds around 85 km/h with peak gusts around 120 km/h.

Wind gust of 111 km/h reported from Thredbo top station Wednesday evening.

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 EDT Thursday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 218.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.