Severe weather warning issued for parts of NSW as cold-snap hits state

It’s time to whip out the gloves and dust off the ugg boots – Winter is most definitely here, NSW!

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the state with crisp, damaging winds expected throughout the day.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that gusty westerly winds will affect the southeast of the state with peak gusts in excess of 90 – 120 km/h predicted.


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Locations which may be affected include Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Canberra and Goulburn.

BOM has also warned of possible blizzards in the Snowy Mountains today.

Morning temperatures in Sydney reached 10C, with a chilly feels-like temp of only 1.1C.

Snow has also been snapped falling in Goulburn as well as Canberra.

Police are urging motorists in the Jindabyne area, in the state’s alpine region, to delay travel if possible due to dangerous conditions on local roads.

Snow and ice have made travel conditions particularly treacherous, with police and other emergency services responding to a number of traffic incidents.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Strong winds are expected to ease by 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.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM