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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Snowy Mountains and parts of Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:25 am Sunday, 24 September 2017.

VIGOROUS WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN RANGES

Winds over the state's southeast are expected to remain today ahead of another cold front, which will skim across the south overnight tonight and Monday.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are likely about parts of the southern ranges and neighbouring areas today. The main time of concern is the afternoon, although northern parts of the warning area may see localised damaging gusts this morning.

Alpine areas above 1900 metres are expected to see DAMAGING WINDS averaging 70 to 80 km/h, with gusts to 110 km/h.

Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn, Cooma, Bombala and Nimmitabel.

Badgerys Creek (western Sydney) recorded a wind gust of 102 km/h at around 4:30am. Thredbo also recorded a wnd gust of 102 km/h at 10am.

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 at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Sunday.

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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