Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:15 am Sunday, 26 April 2020.
STRONG ALPINE WINDS TODAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT
A front and its associated trough are moving across southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory today. Vigorous northwesterly winds over the Alpine region are expected to ease by early afternoon as the front moves away.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are likely over the Alpine peaks above 1900 metres this morning. 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 in elevation.
Winds are expected to ease by early afternoon as the front moves away from the warning area.
Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Mount Ginini.
Thredbo Top Station AWS has recorded mean wind speeds of 80 km/h or more from 5am, with a peak wind gust of 115 km/h at 5:07am.
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.