Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:29 pm Friday, 5 February 2021.
BLUSTERY WINDS ACROSS SOUTHERN RANGES AND SLOPES

Weather Situation:
A low pressure system south of the Bight will move slowly east today, with an associated trough and front moving through inland New South Wales during Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h expected to develop across the southern ranges and slopes from Friday afternoon.
For areas above 1900 metres: DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gust in excess of 120 km/h are possible.
Winds are expected to ease later on Saturday.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is also current in the region for damaging winds and heavy rainfall. For more details check: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn and Khancoban.

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.