Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district
Issued at 4:01 pm EST on Saturday 18 April 2015.
Gale-force northwesterly winds are expected to persist about Alpine peaks until later this evening as a cold front approaches from the southwest.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 85 km/h with gusts to 125 km/h are forecast for Alpine parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district above 1900 metres. Winds are expected to ease later this evening.
Winds averaging 90km/h at times with gusts to about 125 km/h were recorded at Thredbo top station early this afternoon.
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 pm 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.