Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 9:29 pm Friday, 5 May 2017.


A cold front, currently south of the Bight, will cross southern New South Wales during Saturday afternoon and evening. Increasing northwesterly winds will be experienced ahead of this system, particularly over the state's southeast.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts around 100 km/h, are expected to develop over Alpine areas above 1800 metres during Saturday morning, likely reaching maximum strength around the middle of the day.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher Valley 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.
* 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.