A series of cold storms will be marching across Victoria and New South Wales Tuesday and Wednesday dropping up to 50cms (25″) of snow.
New South Wales Forecast: (Thredbo & Perisher)
“A series of cold fronts will move across New South Wales during the next couple of days. Gusty winds are expected with the passage of the fronts, as well as a very cold airmass in their wake on Wednesday. A high pressure system will then move over New South Wales from late Wednesday, resulting in a gradual decrease in wind strength.” – BOM, today
Victoria Forecast: (Mt. Buller, Falls Creek, Hotham)
“A deep low pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania today as an associated cold front crosses Victoria bringing very cold air to the State. On Wednesday, a high pressure system will move over South Australia then move slowly eastwards, reaching Victoria by the end of the week.” – BOM, today
SNOW FORECASTS FOR AUSTRALIAN SKI RESORTS TUES/WED:
- Thredbo: 14-50cms of snow
- Perisher: 15-45cms of snow
- Mt. Buller: 4-15cms of snow
- Hotham: 3-10cms of snow
- Falls Creek: 3-10cms of snow
(***all numbers by Bureau of Meteorology – BOM)
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for New South Wales:
for DAMAGING WINDS
Issued at 4:39 am Tuesday, 12 July 2016.
DAMAGING WINDS FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND POSSIBLE BLIZZARDS FOR ALPINE AREAS
A cold front will move over the state today. Northwesterly winds will increase ahead of this front, before turning westerly in its wake later tonight and during Wednesday morning.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are likely about part of the southern ranges today and may extend to adjacent coastal areas during the day. In areas above 1800 metres winds may average 80 km/h with gusts in excess of 120 km/h.
BLIZZARDS are possible in areas above 1700 metres.
The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Braidwood and Nerriga.
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 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, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.