Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 11:49 am Friday, 13 April 2018.
STRENGTHENING WINDS OVER ALPS WITH COLD FRONT THIS WEEKEND

Weather Situation: A cold front approaching New South Wales from the west is expected to cross southeastern parts of the state on Saturday during the late afternoon or early evening.
Northwesterly winds will strengthen from late Friday ahead of the front, with strongest winds expected around the time of its passage, after which winds will shift westerly. Snow is expected to develop late Saturday over Alpine areas in the wake of the front and continue into Sunday morning, with blizzard conditions likely at higher elevations.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for Alpine areas above 1500 metres from early Saturday morning. For Alpine areas above 1900 meters, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely from late Friday.
Winds are currently expected to ease later on Sunday.

BLIZZARDS are expected for areas above 1800 metres late Saurday and Sunday morning, and possible for areas above 1500 metres.

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.

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.