Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
Illawarra and parts of the
South Coast,
Southern Tablelands and
Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:14 am Saturday, 29 July 2017.

WINDY CONDITIONS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
A strong cold front will move across southeastrn New South Wales during Sunday. Vigorous west to northwesterly winds are expected ahead of the front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h are expected to develop about the Alpine peaks from Saturday evening.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible about the Illawarra, northern parts of the South Coast and eastern parts of the Southern Tablelands from the early hours on Sunday. Elevated locations are most susceptible.

Winds are expected to gradually ease by Sunday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn 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.