Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:44 am Thursday, 3 May 2018.


A frontal sysem approaching the state is generating a strong and gusty northwesterly flow. This front is expected to cross the state on Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are expected to develop about alpine areas above 1900m later this afternoon and continue into Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 95 km/h are also expected to develop over the ranges in the south overnight tonight and extend north to the central ranges during Friday.

Winds are then expected to ease late on Friday.

Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba, High Range, Goulburn, Cooma, Nerriga, Jindabyne, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Bredbo and Nimmitabel.

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.