Gales and damaging winds for Snowy region

Issued at 11:11 am EST on Tuesday 8 July 2014.

Severe weather including damaging winds have again been forecast for the Snowy Mountains forecast district by the Bureau of Meteorology.

A strong cold front will cross NSW during Wednesday. Northwest winds are expected to increase about the far southern ranges tonight or early Wednesday morning ahead of the front, reaching gale-force about higher parts and more likely about the peaks.

Damaging winds averaging around 60 km/h with gusts of 100 km/h are forecast to develop for higher parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district, above approximately 1500 metres, tonight or early Wednesday morning. Alpine Peaks may experience winds around 80 km/h with peak gusts of 125 km/h.

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop Wednesday morning in areas above about 1500 metres.

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.

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