Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:00 pm Tuesday, 22 September 2020.
VIGOROUS WINDS TONIGHT

A cold front will skim across southern NSW today, accompanied by increasing westerly winds.

For areas above 1900 metres:
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts in excess of 110 km/h, are possible this evening and overnight.
For areas below 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible tonight and early Wednesday morning.
Winds are expected to gradually ease after sunrise on Wednesday.

Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn, Albion Park, Cooma and Khancoban.

96 km/h wind gust at Cooma at 2:30pm.

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.