High winds whip up trouble in the capital
The SES received a spate of calls for help yesterday, as windy weather whipped up trouble in the capital.
Since midday Wednesday a total of 21 calls for help have been received, primarily about fallen trees and branches.
ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue worked overnight to complete all call outs.
Meantime Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve has been closed for the remainder of today due to the winds, although the Visitor Centre remains open.
Wind gusts of up to 80km per hour were felt in Canberra yesterday, and the Bureau of Meteorology issued a Severe Weather Warning for the ACT that has since been cancelled.
Today northwesterly winds are forecast to reach a top of 25 to 40 km per hour, becoming light in the late afternoon.
The weather today will be sunny and the temperature is set to reach a maximum of 17 degrees in Canberra.
For help call the ACTSES on 132 500.
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