Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 9:02 pm Tuesday, 11 June 2024.

Damaging wind gusts over alpine areas and high terrain in the southeast continue into Wednesday.

Weather situation: A vigorous cold front will continue to move across the southeast of the state during Wednesday. Vigorous northwest to westerly winds will affect elevated areas and their immediate downwind slopes.

Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to around 90 km/h are likely for parts of the Snowy Mountains district and southern parts of the ACT. Areas further east over parts of the Southern Tablelands and inland of areas of the South Coast, the Illawarra and the Southern Highlands may see gusts reach up to 100 km/h during Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts around 130 km/h are possible over alpine areas above 1900 metres Tuesday afternoon and evening.

By early tomorrow morning, strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to around 90 km/h will also extend to parts of the Central Tablelands and the Blue Mountains.

Winds are expected to ease over Alpine areas early on Wednesday morning, but may continue over remaining eastern parts of the warning area until Wednesday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Jindabyne, Nowra, Katoomba, Mount Ginini, Bowral, Braidwood, Bombala, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel.

94 km/h gust recorded at 8:49pm at Nowra.

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.