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Severe Weather Warning for NSW

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds

for parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:32 am Saturday, 18 September 2021.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS, EASING THIS MORNING.

Weather Situation
An approaching cold front is generating vigorous northwesterly winds about the Alpine area. The cold front is forecast to move through the area on Saturday morning, with winds then easing in the wake of the front.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Snowy Mountains
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900m. Winds are expected to ease on Saturday morning following the passage of the cold front.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top Station.

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 am AEST Saturday.
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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