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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for NSW


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western and parts of Central West Slopes and Plains and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:37 pm Friday, 22 September 2017.

VIGOROUS WINDS ON SATURDAY

A strengthening northwesterly airstream ahead of a cold front, expected to reach the state's southwest late Saturday.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are possible across a broad area of western New South Wales during Saturday afternoon.

Alpine areas above 1900 metres in the state's southeast are expected to see DAMAGING WINDS averaging 70 to 80 km/h, with gusts to 110 km/h.

Locations which may be affected include Deniliquin, Tibooburra, Cobar, Bourke, Broken Hill and Wentworth.

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 5:00 am AEST Saturday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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