Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:44 pm Friday, 12 January 2018.


West to northwesterly winds increasing ahead of a cold front, which will cross southeast New South Wales early Saturday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging over 80 km/h, with peak gusts exceeding 100 km/h, are likely for Alpine areas above 1800 metres overnight and early Saturday morning.

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 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.