Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 9:56 am Thursday, 14 June 2018.


Vigorous westerly winds are being generated over the southeast from a series of passing cold fronts.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging above 65 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h may develop about the higher ground of the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and South Coast districts on Friday morning, extending to the coast during the day.

Winds over the Snowy Mountains above 1900 metres are likely to average above 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h from Thursday evening.

BLIZZARD conditions are expected about the Snowy Mountains above 1500 metres during this period.

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

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn and Cooma.

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.