Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 11:12 am Thursday, 10 August 2017.

VIGOROUS WINDS OVER ALPINE PEAKS

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
Northwesterly winds are increasing ahead of a cold front that will cross southeast New South Wales during Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h, are expected in Alpine areas above 1900 metres through the remainder of today, and into Friday morning.

BLIZZARD conditions, due to blowing snow, are possible in these areas. The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

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.