Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:47 am Sunday, 25 March 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS PVER THE ALPINE PEAKS
Weather Situation: A cold front will move through NSW today and during Monday bringing strengthening westerly winds ahead of it over much of the southern half of the state.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h are expected over the Alpine Peaks above 1500 metres today.
Winds are expected to persist for much of today before gradually easing Monday.
Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Mt Ginini 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.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, 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 11:00 am AEDT Sunday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.