02 February 2012

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Severe Weather Warning - Thursday 2 Feb 2012

Morning All,
A severe weather warning for possible heavy rain and flash flooding is current for parts of the Central Tablelands and Sydney Metropolitan areas. For detailed information visit http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/severe.shtml - the warning is due to be reviewed about 11:00am today.
The weather conditions in the Mountains are truly awful today if you’re driving, with heavy fog, rain and the added challenge of water pooling on – or flowing across – many roads. Visibility is marginal in many places.
We urge everyone who is driving today to turn your low beam headlights on (parking lights are not visible in heavy fog), reduce speed and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front. It might also be prudent to allow a little extra time for your journey and be aware that very heavy showers of rain are likely.
If you’d like to see a little of what it’s like up here this morning, check out http://youtu.be/f69Z5HmSXaY - a 42 second clip from my dash-cam from about an hour ago. The rattling noise you can hear is the rain hitting the windscreen.
Stay Calm, Stay Safe,
Inspector Eric Berry
Community Safety Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                         
Blue Mountains District
Cnr Valley and Bathurst Roads
Katoomba NSW 2780
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0414 195 615
F: 02 4784 7461