NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:25 am Tuesday, 13 April 2021.


Weather Situation: A cold front is expected to clip the southeastern New South Wales on Wednesday, bringing windy conditions to much of the state's southeast, and the possibility of Damaging Winds over the Alpine region.

For areas above 1900 metres elevation, Damaging Winds averaging 70-80 km/h with peak gusts of 125 km/h or more may be expected Wednesday morning.

For areas between 1200 and 1900 metres elevation, Damaging Winds averaging 60-70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h or more may be expected Wednesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Mount Ginini, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra and Selwyn.

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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