Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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

Issued at 9:45 am EST on Saturday 1 August 2015.


Weather Situation

A strong cold front is moving into Tasmania and Victoria. Locally gale-force northwest winds are expected over the Snowy Mountains ahead of this system. Winds are likely to ease during the afternoon as the front crosses far southeast NSW and weakens.

Localised damaging winds averaging around 65 km/h with gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for the Snowy Mountains forecast district, more likely affecting higher parts. The Alpine Peaks will experience winds averaging around 90 km/h with gusts to about 130 km/h.

Thredbo Top station reported a wind gust of about 115 km/h this morning, and a gust of 100 km/h was reported from Perisher Valley.

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 EST Saturday.

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.