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 11:27 am Tuesday, 19 May 2020.

BLUSTERY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS FOR ALPINE REGION ON WEDNESDAY

A cold front is forecast to cross New South Wales on Wednesday directing gusty northwesterly winds over southeast NSW on Wednesday. Winds are expected to ease during Wednesday afternoon and evening as the front moves away.

For Alpine peaks above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely from early Wednesday morning.

Between 1600 metres and 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from early Wednesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease by early Wednesday 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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