Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and South West Slopes Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:31 am Thursday, 23 June 2022.

Damaging winds developing over Alpine areas from early Friday morning until mid Friday afternoon.

Weather Situation: Westerly winds will strengthen across southern Alpine New South Wales overnight ahead of an approaching cold front.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h with gust of 100 to 110 km/h are possible over Alpine areas above 1500 metres from around 4am on Friday morning. Winds should ease by mid Friday afternoon.

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

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.