Bureau of Meteorlogy

Severe Weather Warning Issued For Large Parts Of The Country

A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued in parts of New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.

The warnings, issued on Friday morning by the Bureau of Meteorology, advise residents in affected areas to secure any loose items on their properties and to move cars undercover or away from trees.

The conditions will be caused by a strong cold front and low pressure system moving across south-eastern Australia.

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In New South Wales, parts of Hunter, Illawarra, south coast, southern Tablelands, south-west Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, mid-north coast and north-west Slopes and Plains forecast districts are on alert.

“Damaging winds averaging between 80 to 90 km/h are likely over alpine areas above 1900 m through much of today,” the Bureau said.

“Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with damaging wind gusts of around 90 km/h are possible about elevated terrain in the southern and central ranges from early this morning.

“The risk will also extend to parts of the Hunter for a period late this morning before easing during the early afternoon. Winds about the ranges are likely to ease during Friday evening.”

In Victoria, central, south-west, west and south Gippsland and parts of East Gippsland, north central, north-east and Wimmera forecast districts are on alert.

“Conditions are expected to ease over western parts of the state late this afternoon, over central parts including Melbourne during early evening and contract to only eastern parts of the state by late Friday evening, before easing early Saturday morning,” the Bureau said.

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While in South Australia, the lower south-east district is forecasted to experience damaging winds.

Up-to-date weather warning can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

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