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 9:27 am Sunday, 18 August 2019.


Northwesterly winds are expected to increase over southeast NSW today as a cold front approaches from the west.

For alpine areas above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 75 to 85 km/h with gusts reaching 110 km/h are possible from late Sunday morning. Winds are expected to ease later Sunday evening.

Blizzards are possible during late Sunday and into the evening. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include 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.
* 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.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.


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