Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
NSW and ACT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
For people in
Upper Western, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, ACT, Central West Slopes, Central Tablelands, Illawarra, South Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan and for the Alps.
Issued at 6:45 pm on Monday 22 September 2008
Synoptic Situation: 6:00 pm EST Monday
A strong cold front is moving through western New South Wales expected to reach the far south coast later Monday evening and Sydney early Tuesday. Strong to gale force winds, rain and thunderstorms ahead and near the front.
Winds exceeding locally 65 km/h with gusts over 90 km/h.
In Alpine areas above 1900 metres winds are averaging locally over 90 km/h with peak wind gusts exceeding 125 km/h.
Destructive wind gusts likely near thunderstorms.
It's going to be an interesting night.