Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds
for parts of South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:56 pm Thursday, 18 August 2022.
Damaging winds occurring over higher terrain during Thursday.
Vigorous west to northwesterly winds are occurring ahead of an approaching cold front during Thursday.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for parts above 1500 m of the Snowy Mountains, ACT and Southern Tablelands during Thursday.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 m during Thursday.
Winds are expected to ease below warning thresholds by Friday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Mount Ginini, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo Top Station, Cabramurra and Selwyn.
Thredbo Top Station recorded sustained wind speeds greater than 80km/h this morning and part of the afternoon.
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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Merrilla (34.8015°S, 149.3369°E, 625m AMSL) Merrilla,NSW set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Merrilla 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h turning W 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.
Forecast for Merrilla (34.8015°S, 149.3369°E, 625m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 7° 2° 1° 2° 6° 0° 0° Maximum 13° 12° 13° 13° 12° 11° 12° Chance of rain 50% 20% 5% 30% 90% 20% 30% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Nil Moderate High Moderate Nil High High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 24
Wind direction WNW WSW W W SW WNW WNW WNW WNW SW WSW W W W Relative humidity 88% 63% 81% 63% 82% 45% 80% 49% 83% 70% 84% 50% 85% 50% Dew point 9°C 5°C 4°C 4°C 4°C 0°C 4°C 2°C 7°C 4°C 3°C 0°C 4°C 2°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Merrilla (34.8015°S, 149.3369°E, 625m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:12am EST 6:38am EST 5:32pm EST 5:58pm EST 12:10am EST 10:42am EST Last quarter Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 13 1 Saturday Saturday 12 2 Sunday Sunday 13 3 Monday Monday 13 4 Tuesday Tuesday 12 5 Wednesday Wednesday 11 6 Thursday Thursday 12 7 Thursday Thursday 12
Rain for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 0 1 Saturday Saturday 0 2 Sunday Sunday 0 3 Monday Monday 0 4 Tuesday Tuesday 10 5 Wednesday Wednesday 0 6 Thursday Thursday 0 7 Thursday Thursday 0