Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 9:53 am Friday, 3 August 2018.

Weather Situation:

Strong winds along the Alpine peaks today ahead of an approaching cold front.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are expected across the Alpine peaks for areas above 1900 metres today.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible above 1600 metres in the warning area today.
Winds are expected to ease later tonight or Saturday morning as the front moves east over the Tasman Sea.
BLIZZARDS are likely to effect Alpine areas.

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

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass.
Thredbo Top Station has recorded winds in excess of 80 km/h at times since 1:00am Friday morning.

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.