Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:51 pm Saturday, 18 July 2020.


Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to cross southern New South Wales late on Sunday, bringing vigorous westerly winds to the southern ranges.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible about elevated parts of the Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands, Illawarra and South Coast late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

For Alpine areas of the Snowy Mountains above 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible from Sunday afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease during Monday as the front slips away to the southeast.

Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn, Nerriga, Bombala, Perisher, Thredbo and Nimmitabel.

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.