Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:02 pm Saturday, 18 September 2021.


Northwesterly winds are expected to redevelop across the ranges and southeastern New South Wales ahead of the passage of another cold front on Sunday. Winds are not expected to ease until the cold front crosses the region on Monday.

For Alpine areas above 1900 metres, winds averaging 60 to 80 km/h are likely to develop later tonight or early Sunday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for areas of the Snowy Mountains above 1500 metres during Sunday afternoon or evening. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are likely for Alpine areas above 1900m.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo 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.