NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Snowy Mountains and parts of South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:16 am Monday, 30 December 2019.

Weather Situation: A cold front is crossing southern New South Wales, bringing vigorous winds to parts of the southeast.

For areas BELOW 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for the Snowy Mountains, and parts of the Australian Capital Territory, South Coast and Southern Highlands from late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Higher ground and exposed areas are most susceptible.

For areas ABOVE 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for Alpine areas from late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease during Tuesday afternoon and evening, although conditions will remain windy throughout the remainder of the day.

Locations which may be affected include Braidwood, Cooma, Bombala, Adaminaby, Nimmitabel and Khancoban.

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.


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