Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South Coast, Snowy Mountains and parts of Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:34 am Sunday, 15 April 2018.

Vigorous west to northwesterly winds asross southeastern New South Wales.

A series of low pressure troughs associated with a low moving slowly east south of Tasmania are crossing southeastern Australia generating vigorous west to northwesterly winds.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h is expected over the southeast of the state.

In areas above 1900 DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h is expected.

Winds are expected to ease later this afternoon.

BLIZZARDS possible for Alpine areas above 1600 metres.

The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Bowral, High Range, Batemans Bay, Eden, Braidwood, Bega, Moruya Heads, Katoomba, Goulburn, Cooma, Bombala, Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Cabramurra, Mt Ginini and Nimmitabel.

A gust of 93km/h was recorded at Perisher Valley at 7:55 am on Sunday.

A gust of 93km/h was recorded at Mt Boyce at 7:04am on Sunday.

A gust of 93km/h was recorded at Mt Ginini at 4:06 am on Sunday.

A gust of 115km/h was recorded at Thredbo Top Station automatic weather station at 9:04 am on Sunday.

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.