Bureau of Meteorology issues severe weather warning for Central Tablelands

WARNING: The Bureau of Meteorology has just updated its warnings for the much-anticipated cold front moving across the south east corner of Australia.

WARNING: The Bureau of Meteorology has just updated its warnings for the much-anticipated cold front moving across the south east corner of Australia.

THE Bureau of Meteorology has just updated its warnings for the much-anticipated cold front moving across the south east corner of Australia.

It has just issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and blizzard conditions for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts.

The warning reads: "A vigorous frontal system will cross New South Wales during Monday. 

"Northwesterly winds will strengthen during the day, with gales about the Alpine peaks extending to higher parts of the Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and ACT during the afternoon. 

"Land gales are expected to affect coastal districts from parts of the Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra and South Coast, as well as Central Tablelands by Tuesday afternoon.

"Snow will also develop over the Alpine areas in the west of the Snowy Mountains district during Monday afternoon and evening, leading to blizzard conditions. 

"Blizzards will lower to parts of the South West Slopes and higher peaks of the ACT ranges on Tuesday

"Damaging winds around 60 to 80 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are forecast for the Metropolitan, Illawarra and Southern Tablelands forecast districts and parts of the Hunter, South Coast, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts. Alpine Peaks may experience winds around 90 to 110 km/h with peak gusts around 130 km/h."

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