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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales


TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of the
South West Slopes and
Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:45 am Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

HEAVY RAIN ON SOUTHERN ALPS

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
Rain will increase across New South Wales today as a low pressure trough and associated rain band with embedded thunderstorms moves across the state. Rainfall is expected to be heaviest about the far southern slopes and alps.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to develop about parts of the South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains districts this morning. 24 hour totals between 50 to 90 mm are forecast, with peak totals in excess of 110mm possible. Elevated areas are most susceptible. Rain is likely to ease to showers by late afternoon or evening.

Locations which may be affected include Tumbarumba, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn and Tumut.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Tuesday.

Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.

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