NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:58 pm Saturday, 13 June 2020.


Weather Situation: Vigorous westerly winds are expected both ahead of and behind a cold front that is expected to cross New South Wales later tonight and during Sunday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected this afternoon for Alpine areas above 1900 metres. While winds may ease for a period later this evening, they are expected to increase again during Sunday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are also possible from Sunday morning for areas below 1900 metres about parts of the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Illawarra districts.

Locations which may be affected include Braidwood, Bombala, Araluen, Nerriga, Jindabyne, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel.

Thredbo AWS recorded average wind speeds of 80 km/h during Saturday afternoon.

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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