Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains forecast districts
Issued at 4:54 am EST on Monday 3 August 2015.
LOCALISED DAMAGING WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST.
Westerly winds are expected to increase further about the southern ranges and Illawarra this morning ahead of a strong cold front. Winds will gradually ease later this afternoon as the front weakens.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 65 km/h with gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for the Southern Tablelands and Illawarra forecast districts and for higher parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district today. Alpine Peaks may experience winds around 80 km/h with peak gusts to 120 km/h.
Thredbo Top station reported a wind gust of about 100 km/h this morning, and Goulburn and Moss Vale reported gusts of almost 80 km/h.
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 am 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.