Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for NSW
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and
Australian Capital Territory forecast districts.
Issued at 4:51 pm EDT on Thursday 26 November 2015.
A trough of low pressure is crossing New South Wales today, preceded by a
vigorous west to northwesterly airstream. Southwest to southeasterly winds
behind the trough are gradually easing in most southern and central districts.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy
Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts has been
cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings
will be issued if necessary.
Wind gusts recorded today include:
Nowra 96 km/h, Bombala 96 km/h, Nerriga 104 km/h, Bellambi 98 km/h.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is 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 this warning being
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