Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 9:45 am Friday, 11 August 2017.

VIGOROUS WINDS OVER ALPINE AREAS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
Strengthening west to northwesterly winds are expected over Alpine areas during Friday night in the wake of a cold front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over Alpine areas above 1600 metres from Friday night. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 100 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely for Alpine peaks above 1900 metres from Friday night.

The threat of damaging winds for areas below 1900 metres is expected to ease by late Saturday morning. However, vigorous winds are expected for areas above 1900 metres until late Sunday morning.

BLIZZARDS are possible for areas above 1900 metres during Saturday. 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, 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.
* 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.