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 10:42 pm Friday, 19 June 2020.

WINDY ABOUT ALPINE PEAKS

Weather Situation:
An approaching cold front is generating vigorous northwesterly winds about the southern Alpine areas of New South Wales tonight and into Saturday. This front is expected to cross the state during Saturday and Sunday.

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 tonight and during Saturday morning.

Winds are expected to gradually ease by late afternoon or early evening Saturday.

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

Thredbo Top Station AWS is reporting mean wind speeds around 90km/h this evening, with gusts around 110km/h.

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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