Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 8:56 am Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

VIGOROUS WINDS OVER ALPS ON THURSDAY

Weather Situation: A cold front will move through southeast New South Wales on Thursday, bringing a burst of vigorous westerly winds.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1400 metres on Thursday. For Alpine areas above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h are likely on Thursday.

Winds are expected to ease during Thursday evening.

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

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 (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.