Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:00 am Sunday, 5 August 2018.

WINDY ABOUT ALPINE PEAKS TONIGHT

Weather Situation: An approaching cold front is expected to intensify northwesterly winds across the southern ranges.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 metres tonight and during the early hours of Monday.

Winds are expected to gradually ease during Monday, but may reintensify on Monday night.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn and Khancoban.

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.