Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:24 pm Tuesday, 16 July 2019.

VIGOUROUS ALPINE WINDS DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY

Weather Situation: Vigourous west to northwesterly winds will be generated ahead of an approaching cold front which is expected to cross the southeast later Wednesday and early Thursday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected to develop for Alpine areas above 1900 metres from Wednesday afternoon. Winds are expected to ease in the early hours of Thursday morning.

BLIZZARDS are likely during this time and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Tops.

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.