Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:51 pm Thursday, 27 July 2017.


Vigorous northwesterly winds are developing ahead of a cold front. Conditions are expected to ease during Friday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts to 120 km/h, will affect Alpine peaks above 1800 metres tonight and early Friday morning.

BLIZZARD conditions are possible.

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.

Thredbo Top Station has reported gusts to 113 km/h this evening.

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.