Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 4:03 pm Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

Damaging winds forecast to affect Alpine areas from late Thursday afternoon.

Weather Situation: A low pressure trough is forecast to cross the southeast overnight Thursday. Northwesterly winds will strenghen ahead of the change, easing with the passage of the system on Friday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts around 125 km/h are possible over Alpine areas above 1900m from late Thursday afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease on Friday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top Station.

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.