Looks like more bad weather is on the way – the BOM have issued another severe weather warning to follow last week’s fun and games. Also listed on their website is a severe thunderstorm warning for most of the state west of Naranderra – seeing that’s the direction most of our storms seem to come from I imagine they’ll follow up with a thunderstorm warning for the ACT later in the arvo as well?
From the BOM:
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds and flash flooding
for people in the Riverina, Upper Western, Australian Capital Territory, South Coast, Lower Western, Central West Slopes & Plains, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Southern Tablelands forecast districts
Issued at 12:31 pm EDT on Wednesday 8 December 2010.
Low pressure trough approaching western NSW with a very humid northerly airflow preceding it.
Damaging winds averaging 50 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are forecast for the Alpine areas of the Snowy Mountains forecast district.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding in the Upper Western, Riverina, Lower Western, and South West Slopes during today, and in parts of the Central West Slopes and Plains, Southern Tablelands and the Snowy Mountains and ACT forecast districts overnight and Thursday morning.
86 mm recorded to 9am at Lake Victoria. 53 mm recorded to 5am at Gambolalley Station
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.
- Don’t drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.