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
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.