Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 12:53 pm Sunday, 31 May 2020.


Weather Situation: Northwesterly winds are once again strengthening across Alpine areas ahead of another cold front that is forecast to move through New South Wales on Monday.

For areas on the Snowy Mountains above 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely this afternoon, and may persist into Monday morning.

For areas on the Snowy Mountains between 1700 metres and 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from this afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease by Monday afternoon as the front moves further northeast.

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

Thredbo Top Station recorded average wind speeds around 80 km/h between 12pm and 1pm.

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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* 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.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.