Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:22 pm Tuesday, 9 July 2019.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS TO DEVELOP FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Weather Situation: Vigorous northwesterly winds are expected to develop ahead of an approaching cold front. This front is forecast to cross southern New South Wales during Thursday. Another cold front is expected to cross the state on Friday and Saturday with winds only easing after the passage of the second front.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are possible about alpine areas above 1900 metres from Wednesday afternoon, becoming likely from Wednesday night.

Winds are forecast to ease during Saturday following the passage of the second cold front.

BLIZZARDS are likely for alpine areas above 1700 metres from Wednesday evening. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top 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 (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.