Source: Weather Warnings – Australia
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in Snowy Mountains and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:41 pm Wednesday, 6 November 2019.
VIGOROUS WINDS OVER PARTS OF THE RANGES
A cold front will cross southern and central parts of New South Wales on Thursday, followed by another on Friday. These systems are expected to bring vigorous west to northwesterly winds to parts of the southern and central ranges.
From late Wednesday night, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h, are likely for Alpine areas above 1900 metres.
From Thursday, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible for eastern parts of the Southern and Central Tablelands, elevated parts of the Illawarra and South Coast districts, Alpine areas above 1600 metres as well as the high country about Barrington Tops.
Winds are expected to ease by Saturday morning after the passage of the second front.
BLIZZARDS are possible about the Alps on Friday and Saturday. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba, Perisher, Thredbo Top Station, Bombala and the Barrington Tops.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West Slopes district and the warning for this district 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.
* 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.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEDT Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.