Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:27 am Saturday, 31 July 2021.

DAMAGING ALPINE WINDS ON SATURDAY.

Weather Situation: Gusty northwesterly winds continue the over Alpine Peaks this morning as a high pressure system in the northeast slowly tracks to the Tasman Sea while a cold front approaches the far west of the state.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are possible over Alpine peaks above 1900 metres this morning.

Winds are expected to gradually ease this afternoon.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo and Charlotte Pass.

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.