Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:59 am Friday, 17 December 2021.

VIGOROUS NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ABOUT THE SOUTHERN RANGES

Weather Situation: Strong northwesterly winds will move into the southern ranges ahead of a trough moving across Victoria on Saturday.

Above 1900m:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h from early Saturday morning.

Winds are expected to ease during Saturday before starting to increase again Saturday night.

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

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.