Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:38 pm Sunday, 19 July 2020.

A cold front will cross southern New South Wales later today, bringing vigorous westerly winds to the southern ranges.
For Alpine areas above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 80 to 90 km/h, with gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are possible tonight and early Monday.
For areas below 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible about parts of the Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands, Blue Mountains, Illawarra and South Coast late tonight and early Monday. Elevated locations in these areas are most susceptible.

Winds are expected to ease during Monday as the cold front moves away to the southeast.

Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba, Goulburn, Nerriga, Bombala, Perisher, Thredbo and Nimmitabel.
Thredbo Top Station has been averaging around 70 to 80 km/h throughout today.

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.