Get Ready NSW for Strong Cold Front with Storms, Snow and Possible Dust

Wild weather is coming during Friday and Saturday for most areas of the state due to the passage of a strong cold front.

Some of these storms could be severe, with wind gusts strong enough to bring down power lines and trees. Associated bursts of heavy rainfall could cause pooling on roads and gutters to overflow.

Storms will develop over the western inland on Friday afternoon, extend to the ranges later Friday, then cross the coast during the first half of Saturday.

Snow is likely to start falling about the Alpine peaks in the Snowy Mountains and the ACT from Saturday morning, with a possible dusting of snow about Thredbo Village later in the day.

For Sydney, Friday looks to be mostly dry, with just the chance of a late shower or storm. The first half of Saturday seems to be the wettest period, with rain and the chance of a storm. Conditions clear during the afternoon after the front moves through with the development and of fresh and gusty westerly winds.

NSW SES asks people to follow information regarding the weather and warnings by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology

What you can do to prepare:

  • Take the time this afternoon to move your car undercover and away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen powerlines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

If you are communing home, plan your trip with the Live Traffic website

For tools to help you put together a home or business emergency plan go to Home Emergency Plan

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