Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:56 am Thursday, 2 July 2020.


A cold front is crossing southeastern New South Wales today, bringing vigorous winds to the southeast.

For Alpine areas above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 90 to 100 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are possible this morning and early afternoon.

For Alpine areas between 1600 metres and 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible this morning.

Winds are expected to ease this afternoon as the front passes.

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

Thredbo Top Station AWS wind averaged 90 to 100 km/h for a period after 11:30pm Wednesday, and recorded a peak gust of 122 km/h at 12:23am Thursday.

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.