Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for NSW

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds

for parts of South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:44 pm Tuesday, 1 December 2020.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS TODAY

Weather Situation
A strong cold front will move across western and southern New South Wales during Tuesday, generating vigorous west to northwesterly winds. Winds are expected to ease as the front moves further north early on Wednesday.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible about the Alpine areas above 1200 metres of the Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory districts from late Tuesday morning. For areas above 1900 metres, winds may average 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h.
Winds are expected to ease by early Wednesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn, Mount Ginini and Adaminaby.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEDT Tuesday.
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.

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