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 Metropolitan, Illawarra and parts of Hunter, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:53 pm Monday, 27 May 2019.

VIGOROUS WESTERLY WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST

Weather Situation: A series of cold fronts crossing NSW over the next few days. Damaging winds expected in association with the strong cold front crossing the state today. Damaging winds likely to return later Tuesday in association with the next front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h in Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Sydney Metro, and the eastern parts of Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands and the coastal ranges of South Coast district, and expected to continue through the rest of the afternoon and early evening before easing tonight. However, the damaging winds may redevelop during the later part of Tuesday with the approach of the next front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gust in excess of 125 km/h may redevelop in the Alpine Ranges above 1900 metres later Tuesday, with BLIZZARD conditions possible.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Katoomba, and Goulburn.

At 11:30am today, High Range AWS in Illawarra reported 10 min mean wind speed 65 km/h with peak gust 90 km/h.

At 12:25pm today, Kurnell AWS in Botany Bay reported peak gust 90 km/h.

At 12:42pm today, Sydney Airport reported peak gust 90 km/h.

At 02:51pm today, Nobbys Head in Lower Hunter reported peak gust 95 km/h.

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) 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 pm AEST Monday.

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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