Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:20 am Friday, 3 September 2021.


An approaching cold front has generated vigorous northwesterly winds, particularly about Alpine areas, expected to continue through Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 95 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 metres.

Winds are expected to ease later today or tonight Saturday, following the passage of the cold front.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top.

Average wind speed of 93 km/h, with wind gust of 110 km/h was recorded at Thredbo Top at 10:01pm.

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.