Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:43 am Wednesday, 7 August 2019.
VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Weather Situation: A series of cold fronts are expected to cross southeastern Australia from Thursday until Sunday, generating a vigorous west to northwesterly flow across New South Wales.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 metres from late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Winds may ease somewhat during Thursday afternoon, but are expected to reintensify on Thursday night.

BLIZZARDS are likely for Alpine areas above 1500 metres, possibly lowering to above 1000 metres by Thursday night. 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.

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.