Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Snowy Mountains and parts of South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:36 am Monday, 16 November 2020.

An approaching trough and cold front are increasing northwesterly winds. Conditions are expected to ease during Monday as the system weakens and moves further north.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 100 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely for Alpine areas above 1900 metres. For areas below 1900 metres over parts of the Snowy Mountains and ACT, winds may average 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h on Monday morning. The greatest risk of damaging winds is along ridges.

Winds are expected to ease on Monday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Braidwood, Cooma, Bombala, Bredbo, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel.

Thredbo top station has so far recorded mean winds of 76km/h at 3am and a wind gust of 106km/h at 3:39am.

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.