Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:06 am Sunday, 9 June 2019.

DAMAGING WINDS developing about the southern ranges on Monday

Weather Situation: Winds will increase over much of the southern ranges from Monday morning as a front brushes the southern parts of the state. Winds should ease by the later part of the day as the front rapidly tracks to the Tasman Sea.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible over much of the southern ranges, ACT and the elevated parts of Illawarra and South Coast from the late morning on Monday with the passage of a front. Wind gusts are most likely to be within thunderstorms and fast moving showers.

Alpine Peaks above 1900 metres are likely to see average winds increasing to 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h from the early morning. Winds should ease by late afternoon or early evening on Monday as the front rapidly moves away into the Tasman Sea.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Canberra, Goulburn, Cooma and Bombala.

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.