Bureau of Meteorology issues weather warning

A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for parts of the Southern Tablelands, including the Yass, the Upper Lachlan and Goulburn lasting from Thursday until Sunday.

Severe weather warning issued for parts of the Southern Tablelands. File photo.

Severe weather warning issued for parts of the Southern Tablelands. File photo.

The forecast has predicted winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres/hour, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h. Vigorous west to northwesterly winds will be generated by a series of cold fronts expected to cross southeastern Australia.

There is a chance of snow fall above 1000 metres for parts of the Southern Tablelands on Thursday, with the possibility increasing on Friday and Saturday. The forecasts for Sunday has predicted snowfall above 700 metres on Sunday.

There is a heightened risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these developing conditions.

The State Emergency Service (SES) 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 phone the SES on 132 500.