NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:57 am Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS ON THURSDAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT

Weather Situation:
A front is forecast to sweep over southern parts of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory on Thursday. Vigorous northwesterly winds over the Alpine region are expected to ease overnight Thursday or early Friday morning as the front moves away.

Above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected from late morning or early afternoon on Thursday.

Between 1700 and 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from late morning or early afternoon on Thursday.

Winds are expected to ease by early Friday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Mount Ginini, 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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