Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 9:25 am Wednesday, 1 July 2020.

POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS AS VIGOROUS FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH

A vigorous cold front, currently over South Australia, is approaching from the west today, and is expected to cross southeastern New South Wales Thursday morning, bringing the potential for Damaging Winds.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1600 metres of elevation from late Wednesday evening. For Alpine areas above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 90 to 100 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely from late Wednesday evening. These winds will most likely reach their peak early Thursday morning.

The potential for DAMAGING WINDS about the Alpine areas are expected to ease Thursday afternoon.

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.
* 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.