Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 8:00 am Saturday, 25 April 2020.
A front and its associated trough are forecast to move across the southern parts of New South Wales and ACT on Sunday. Vigorous northwesterly winds are expected to develop over Alpine peaks and the elevated grounds of ACT from early Sunday morning as the front approaches.
From early Sunday morning, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely to develop over Alpine peaks above 1900 metres. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are also possible over Alpine ranges and parts of ACT between 1500 metres and 1900 metres.
Winds are expected to ease later Sunday afternoon as the front moves north of the warning area.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Mount Ginini.
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.