Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra, Snowy Mountains and parts of South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 pm Sunday, 14 November 2021.

A strong cold front is sweeping across New South Wales.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front that is currently sweeping across the state will continue to produce a vigorous westerly airstream for the remainder of today through to Monday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over parts of southeast New South Wales for the remainder of today through to early Monday morning. Districts which may be affected include the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains, and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and South Coast Forecast Districts.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts of around 125 km/h are possible for Alpine areas above 1900 m from this evening through to early Monday morning.

BLIZZARD conditions are possible for Alpine areas above 1700m overnight tonight.

Winds are expected to ease during the day on Monday.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Katoomba, Goulburn, Cooma, Thredbo and Mt Ginini.

Thredbo recorded a 111 km/h wind gust at 12:14 pm.

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.