Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in Illawarra, Snowy Mountains and parts of South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:10 pm Tuesday, 23 July 2019.
VIGOROUS WINDS OVER SOUTHEAST NSW
A strong cold front is crossing southern NSW tonight, bringing vigorous westerly winds to exposed areas. The front will move away to the east during Wednesday morning, with conditions steadily easing thereafter.
Areas above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts to 120 km/h, are expected to continue tonight, and early Wednesday morning.
Areas below 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible tonight and early Wednesday morning, primarily in elevated or exposed areas.
Blowing snow is likely about the higher Alps, possibly reaching BLIZZARD CONDITIONS at times. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba, Goulburn, Cooma, Bredbo, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel.
Thredbo Top Station has been experiencing average wind speeds of around 90 km/h during Tuesday.
Braidwood reported a wind gust of 89 km/h at 2:08pm Tuesday.
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.
* 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.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Wednesday.
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.
CanberraNow10.7°cFeels Like:3.1°Wind:WNW 32km/hGusts:52km/hHumidity:63%4°Min13°MaxToday in CanberraSlight chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds W/NW 25 to 40 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then turning NW in the evening.Tomorrow-2°Min15°MaxSunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds.
Next 48 Hours
7 Day Forecast
Today: Slight chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds W/NW 25 to 40 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then turning NW in the evening.
Forecast for Canberra (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 4° -2° 0° 2° -1° -2° 0° Maximum 13° 15° 13° 14° 14° 15° 15° Chance of rain 20% 5% 50% 20% 5% 50% 30% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Low Low Low Low - - - Frost risk Slight Severe High Moderate Severe Severe High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 14
Wind direction WNW WNW WNW NNW NW WNW NW WNW WNW NW NW NW WNW WNW Relative humidity 65% 40% 80% 47% 84% 55% 87% 53% 84% 46% 82% 46% 81% 49% Dew point 1°C -0°C -0°C 4°C 2°C 4°C 4°C 4°C 1°C 3°C 1°C 4°C 2°C 4°C
Sun & Moon Times
Sunrise / Sunset for Canberra (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:38am EST 7:05am EST 5:15pm EST 5:42pm EST 11:54pm EST 11:09am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Jul 25 New moon Aug 01 First quarter Aug 08 Full moon Aug 15
Canberra Rain Forecast
Canberra 28-day Rainfall ForecastSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT24
CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNIL < 25%LOW 25% to 50%MEDIUM 50% to 75%HIGH ≥ 75%Issued Jul23
The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 8 August to 12 August, 16 August to 20 August, and 23 August to 27 August. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 21 July to 25 July. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 4 August to 8 August, 16 August to 20 August, and 21 August to 25 August.
Canberra minimum temp history (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE Hottest this month 17.3° 22/07/2019 Coldest this month -4.7° 01/07/2019 Hottest on record 19.7 29/07/1975 Coldest on record -10.0 11/07/1971 Hottest this year 41.6° 16/01/2019 Coldest this year -4.9° 21/06/2019 Long term average 11.4° Long term average -0.1° Average this month 13.4° Average this month 1.3° Hottest July On Record Avg. max. temp. 13.4° 2013 Coldest July on record Avg. min. temp. -3.2° 1971 Canberra rainfall history (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) RAINFALL Wettest This Month 2.8mm 13/07/2019 Total This Month 4.4mm
Long Term Average 40.9mm 11.5 days Wettest July on record 121.0mm 2013