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 12:46 pm Monday, 15 June 2020.
WINDY ON ALPINE PEAKS

Weather Situation: Vigorous westerly winds are expected for southern Alpine areas of New South Wales ahead of an approaching cold front, which is expected to slip south of New South Wales during Tuesday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 metres in the Snowy Mountains forecast district today and during Tuesday.

Winds are expected to gradually ease Tuesday afternoon or evening as the front slips away to the southeast.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top and areas along the Main Range.

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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