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 10:28 am Friday, 8 May 2020.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS DEVELOPING LATE FRIDAY AHEAD OF COLD FRONT ON SATURDAY

A cold front is expected to cross the state on Saturday, bringing vigorous northwesterly winds to southeastern parts of the state, most notably about the Alpine region.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1600 metres from late Friday night, continuing into Saturday.

For Alpine areas above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected for Alpine areas from late Friday night, continuing into Saturday.

Winds are expected to ease later Saturday afternoon or evening once the front moves away to the east.

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

Thredbo Top Station recorded a mean wind speed in excess of 80 km/h for most of Thursday, with a peak gust of 130 km/h at 10:00 pm.

Perisher Valley AWS recorded a wind gust of 85 km/h at 9:27 am Thursday.

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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