Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 3:07 am Saturday, 30 June 2018.


Weather Situation:A front is approaching the Snowy Mountains area with strong northwesterly winds observed at Thredbo, which are expected to continue until the passage of the front this afternoon.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h have been observed and are expected to continue on the highest peaks of the Snowy Mountains (above 1900 metres) today.

Winds are expected to ease by late this afternoon with the passage of the front.

BLIZZARDS are possible at times on the highest peaks, most likely just ahead of the front this afternoon when snow is more likely.

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

Locations which may be affected include Jindabyne, 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.