Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:17 am Monday, 7 May 2018.


A trough approaching from the west is expected to generate a vigorous northwesterly flow across southeastern New South Wales today. This trough is forecast to cross southeastern Australia later this evening and tomorrow morning with a high pressure ridge developing in its wake.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for alpine areas above 1900m from early Monday afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease Tuesday morning.

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

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.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.