Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:23 pm Sunday, 14 June 2020.


Weather Situation: Vigorous westerly winds ahead of a second cold front which is skimming the south of the state tonight.

Above 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible later this evening into early Monday. For areas above 1700 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are also possible for a short period from late this evening into early Monday.

Winds are forecast to increase into Sunday evening about the Alpine before easing again by Monday morning.

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

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Thredbo AWS recorded average wind speeds of 80 km/h during Saturday 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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.