NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:36 pm Monday, 24 May 2021.

BLUSTERY WINDS TO IMPACT SOUTHERN RANGES FROM TUESDAY.

Weather Situation: Strong westerly winds will develop ahead of a dynamic cold front, which is expected to quickly cross the State during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Above 1200 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from late Tuesday morning.

Above 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are likely to build from early Tuesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease by later on Wednesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and 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.
* 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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