Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 7:20 am Monday, 7 September 2020.

VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT

An approaching cold front is forecast to generate vigorous northwesterly winds over the southern Alpine peaks from later this evening. Conditions are expected to ease following its passage during Tuesday afternoon.

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 Monday evening.

Winds are expected to ease later Tuesday afternoon or in the early evening following the passage of the cold front.

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.
* 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.