For people in the Snowy Mountains, Metropolitan, Australian Capital Territory, South Coast, Illawarra, Hunter, Southern Tablelands and Central Tablelands forecast districts
Issued at 11:28 am EST on Monday 04 July 2011.
A cold front will move through the state during Monday and Tuesday while a high pressure system lies to the southwest of WA. Strong to gale force are expected to develop in central and southern parts on Tuesday and to continue on Wednesday as further fronts pass through.
Damaging winds averaging 65 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are forecast for the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Australian Capital Territory, South Coast, Snowy Mountains, Central Tablelands and Hunter forecast districts on Tuesday.
Blizzard conditions are forecast for parts of the Australian Capital Territory and Snowy Mountains forecast districts.
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
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Monday.