Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:00 am Tuesday, 12 February 2019.

Vigorous west to northwesterly winds are being generated ahead of cold front approaching from the west. Winds are expected to ease this evening as the front passes through the region.

DAMAGING WINDS are expected about parts of the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory, South West Slopes and the Southern Tablelands from Tuesday morning.
For areas below 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are expected along parts of the southern ranges until the evening.
For areas at or above 1900 metres:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 100 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected until the evening.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Tops, Braidwood, Goulburn, Cooma, Bombala, and Adaminaby.

Thredbo observed a mean wind of 94 km/h gusting to 124 km/h at 9:30am.

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.