Source: Bureau of Meteorology
for damaging winds and blizzard conditions
for people in the South Coast, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains forecast districts
Issued at 4:18 pm EST on Thursday 21 June 2012.
Increasing northwesterly winds ahead of a cold front expected to move through the state on Friday.
Damaging winds are currently occuring over elevated parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district. Overnight damaging winds are forecast to extend to lower elevations in the Snowy Mountains district, and to southern parts of the Southern Tablelands and Illawarra districts and to northern parts of the South Coast forecast district. Peak wind gusts in these areas may exceed 90 km/hr, with gusts over 120 km/hr likely over the Alpine peaks.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher, Bombala, Nowra, Batemans Bay, and Braidwood.
Blizzard conditions are forecast for the Snowy Mountains forecast district.
Thredbo AWS reported average wind speed of 102 km/h and 119 km/h gust at 10:30 am on Thursday.
Perisher Valley AWS reported 94 km/h gust at 10:30 pm on Wednesday.
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 clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.