NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 9:02 am Sunday, 19 April 2020.


Weather Situation: Westerly winds will strengthen overnight tonight over elevated locations ahead of a cold front which will slide to the south of the state on Monday.

For locations above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gust in excess of 120 km/h are possible from early Monday morning.

For locations above 1800 metres: DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from late Monday morning.

Winds for locations below 1900 metres will ease during Monday afternoon, while areas above 1900 metres will slowly weaken into late Monday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* 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.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.


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