Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:51 pm Monday, 13 August 2018.

A ridge of high pressure extends across the north of the state whilst a cold front to the west of the Bight is slowly moving east. This cold front is expected clip the south during Wednesday and Thursday, generating vigorous west to northwesterly winds across the southeast.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible about Alpine areas above 1900 metres on Tuesday night. These winds are likely during Wednesday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging above 63 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, may extend to include parts of the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, Southern and Central Tablelands, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts during Wednesday.
Winds are expected to ease following the passage of the front late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Blowing snow is expected in alpine areas, and BLIZZARD CONDITIONS are possible later on Wednesday. The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top Station, Mount Perisher and Charlotte Pass.

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.