Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 3:19 am Wednesday, 15 April 2020.
A front and its associated trough are forecast to cross the southern parts of the state during the later part of Thursday before heading north on Friday. Winds over the Alpine ranges are expected to increase from early Thursday morning ahead of the front.
Above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely to develop from early Thursday morning.
Below 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are also possible from Thursday morning.
Winds are expected to gradually ease by Thursday evening as the front crosses the region and moves to the northeast.
Locations which may be affected include Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Cabramurra, and Selwyn.
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.