Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 5:01 am Thursday, 19 March 2020.

Weather Situation:

Vigorous west to northwesterly winds are expected to develop over the high country of southeastern New South Wales late Thursday or early Friday, ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is forecast to move across the state on Friday.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 110 km/h are expected to develop over Alpine areas above 1900 metres late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Strong winds may extend further over elevated parts of southeast New South Wales during Friday morning and afternoon.
Winds are forecast to gradually ease Friday evening as the front moves further east.

Locations which may be affected include higher peaks about Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

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.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* 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.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.