NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:50 am Friday, 29 October 2021.

Damaging winds continuing over southeastern New South Wales today.

Weather Situation: An intense low pressure system over Bass Strait is expected to continue to track southeastwards during the day today, Vigorous northwest to westerly flow will continue over southeastern New South Wales. These conditions should ease this evening.

Widespread DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts up to 100 km/h, are likely throughout the warning area today.

Wind gusts in excess of 125 km/h are possible over the higher alpine peaks.

These winds should ease tonight as the low moves further away.

Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Eden, Cooma and Bombala.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

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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