Severe Weather Warning

IDN28500

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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

Issued at 10:35 pm EST on Friday 31 July 2015.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR SNOWY MOUNTAINS

Weather Situation

A strong cold front is approaching Tasmania and Victoria. Northwest winds will increase over southeast NSW tonight/Saturday morning ahead of this system.

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 135 km/h.

Thredbo Top station reported a gust of about 110 km/h at 1030 pm Friday.

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 Saturday.

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.