Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:47 pm Tuesday, 7 August 2018.

Weather Situation: Vigorous northwesterly winds are being generated ahead of an approaching cold front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely about the Alpine peaks this evening and during Wednesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease later Wednesday as the front shifts east.

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

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.